April 14, 2010

Excerpt: Louis XVI to Cardinal Rohan

"That is not the Queen's writing or the Queen's signature. How could a prince of the house of Rohan, a Grand Almoner, have imagined that the Queen signed 'Marie Antoinette of France'? Everybody knows that queens sign only with their baptismal names."

Saint-Amend, Imbert de. Marie Antoinette and the End of the Old Regime. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 1896.

8 comments

  1. This is regarding the necklace incident? Or did that same signature question come up then, too?

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  2. No, you are right, it is regarding the necklace incident.

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  3. I did so enjoy that movie.

    The necklace incident was so unfair. But the King and Queen should've hushed it up. No good can come from fueling fire.

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  4. I loved that movie too :)

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  5. "Pshhhht Rohan doesn't everyone know that? Duh!"

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  6. Miss Honnête14 April 2010 22:36

    Cardinal Rohan isn't it obvious?
    If you are going to sign in somebody elses name at least make it sound like if that person wrote it!!! ddaaaaa hahaha

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  7. I don't like that movie at all. Terribly miscast. And the heroic interpretation of Jeanne's fate and doings - that really made me angry! As if she was fighting for some right the queen was denying her! As if her father was a victim of royal injustice! No really, that was all a bit too much for my taste.
    I liked Joely Richardson as Marie Antoinette though.

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  8. Yeah, that necklace was just God awful. It looked like some drag queen, costume jewelry. No wonder Marie didn't like it. Too much...

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