October 09, 2014

Marie Antoinette Receives Advice from her Mother about Louis XV

Mother Knows Best header image featuring a picture of Marie Antoinette

Young Marie Antoinette makes a funny face while talking to king Louis XV, a film still from the 2006 film Marie Antoinette
Marie Antoinette's mother, Empress Maria Theresa, writes to her daughter with some advice regarding King Louis XV.

“You are his Majesty's first subject; you owe him submission and obedience; you owe an example to the Court, to the courtiers, who execute the will of your master."
Maria Theresa, 30 September 1771

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