About Her: Madame du Barry | Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century: About Her: Madame du Barry

August 23, 2010

About Her: Madame du Barry

"I well knew that Du Barry and her infamous party were constant spies upon the Queen on every occasion of such a nature [nightly promenades]; and that they would not fail to exaggerate her every movement to her prejudice."


  1. Madame du Barry's behavior is natural: she was jealous of the Dauphine. Marie was witty, young, beautiful and had an excellent taste in fashion; Which represented a menace for Madame.

  2. I wonder who exactly that 'infamous party' was? Who were the friends of Madame du Barry at court?

  3. Quite interesting, haven't hear much about her in particular, she is one of the characters I have done in my 18th century collection!