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In the early hours of October 16th, 1793, nine months after the execution of her husband, Louis XVI, the 37-year-old former Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, wrote the following tear-stained farewell letter to her sister-in-law, Madame Elisabeth, and her children. Just eight hours later, Marie Antoinette was beheaded. The letter never reached Elisabeth.
This is the last letter of Marie Antoinette, written in the early morning hours of October 16th on the day of her execution. After her trial concluded she was brought back to her cell in the Conciergerie and penned this tear stained letter to her sister in law, Madame Elisabeth. It would never reach its’ intended recipient.
Marie Antoinette's last letter to her children, stained by tears. I saw this letter in person in Paris at the exhibition for Marie Antoinette. I was really moved by her words. She was at the end and her heart was broken. The whole exhibit was an experience I'll never forget.
Marie Antoinette (1755-93) Sèvres Manufactory Date: 1821
ever so creepy.......Gold locket with the hair of Queen Marie Antoinette: British Museum
Hotel Marie Antoinette
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Marie Antoinette (1755 - 1793). She is the great granddaughter of husband of 4th great grand niece of husband (Edward IV) of my 17th great grandmother, Elizabeth Woodville.
wow.. shes related to you..
That was confusing! Lol
No, she's not related to her!
Marie Antoinette -"Mounting the steps of the guillotine, wearing her purple slippers, she apologized for accidentally stepping on the executioner's foot." She was 37.
love it, thank from the girls in Beverly Hills
Marie Antoinette by Belle Brocante, via Flickr
Marie Antoinette's bedroom #MarieAntoinette
Marie Antoinette collage
Gold locket with hair: very sweet that the men used to do this back in the day to prove their love for someone ♥♥