France’s Fleeting Love For Their Queen

“The natural disposition of the French is to love their princes,” the Maréchal de Noailles wrote in 1753.  The people loved their dauphiness; they saw only the fresh bloom of her cheek and her tenderness of heart.  But in the distance, where Marie Antoinette was kept, the public saw her ever charming, as on the … Continue reading France’s Fleeting Love For Their Queen