Madame du Barry, 8th December 1793
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~ If a woman rested her fan upon her lips she meant to say: I don't trust you
~If she fanned herself slowly she implied she wasn't interested
Olympe defended herself at her trial, but was found guilty and on 3 November 1793, 19 days after Antoinette was executed, she was led up the scaffold. Her last words were spoken, “Fatal desire of renown,” she was noted to glance at the trees on the boulevard, “I wished to be something.”
Not the most pleasant gossip topic, but history after-all. Elena and Catherine have put together very informative posts on 16 October 1793, the day of Antoinette's trial and execution. Be sure to check them out. Feathers, un-starched ruffs, and mid-night flings to follow!
"Thus then has MARIE ANTOINETTE, the unfortunate Queen of France, been brought to the block, and thereby terminated a miserable existence. The descendants of the Caesars, condemned by sanguinary judges, has perished under the hands of a hangman."THE TIMES (London), 23 October 1793
“Why Georgiana, what an exquisite, dainty, understated little pair of earrings, how clever of your jeweller not to waste his off cuts!”* Appears in flashy crystal earrings! * Okay Bess would not have said that to Georgiana, but it is fun to read it that way! The scene makes a lot of sense historically, as Heather has pointed out Amanda Foremen explained Bess as a top notch celebrity stalker, and would in fact be seen wearing the jewellery that Georgiana wore the evening before.
"If I am not to be a queen, I am of the stuff of which queens are made."
“Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world”
Jean de la Bruyere, French satiric moralist, 1645-1696
|Earrings worn by Kirsten Dunst in the 2006 film, Marie Antoinette.|