What Are Marie Antoinette's Crimes

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“Let them eat cake!” -Marie Antoinette. This was said before the monarchy fell in France. When Marie Antoinette was told her people had no bread and was starving this was her response. Granted there is no way to prove this was actually what she said however it is what she is known for. She can be argumentatively the worst queen. Marie Antoinette had spent most of her people 's money, she lost most of her children and was accused of sexual abuse to her son, she was accused of adultery, yes, she was pretty to look at; however, people did not like her as a person. Marie Antoinette was born November 2, 1755. She was born in Austria, which is yet another reason people didn’t like her. France and Austria were enemies. She was the 15th daughter…show more content…
Austria was an enemy of France. Despite this fact Marie Antoinette was actually a teen idol with the other noble ladies. Marie Antoinette even had her own fashion line, it was everything to be just like the new queen. The peasant people hated her because as soon as she got there she caused nothing but problems. Angry mobs would gather around every place it was said she would be. France was already poor enough, they didn’t need someone as selfish as her as their queen; that’s how they felt. The peasants were the ones who were highly taxed, the nobles never had to pay any higher, they didn’t even need to pay taxes. Everything that the king did wrong, the people would blame the queen. There was no corner where you would not hear a rumour about Marie Antoinette. Even her famous quote was just a rumour, there is no actual way of proving she said “let them eat cake”. The French people made up anything to be against Marie…show more content…
Although was that really a rumour? No, it’s not. It took seven years after their marriage to have a child. This was a huge worry for Marie Antoinette 's mother. It’s crucial to the queen to produce the heir as soon as possible. I guess seven years was as soon as possible. After the first child was born Marie would go on to have three more, only one would live to adulthood. Maries first child was a girl called Marie Therese. Everyone except the queen was disappointed this baby was not a male. After 12 hours of labour Marie passed out from exhaustion, when she woke to find the gender of the baby was a girl she replied with "Poor little girl, you are not what was desired, but you are no less dear to me on that account. A son would have been property of the state. You shall be mine." Three years later the first son was born. Louis Joseph, Louis Charles, and lastly Sophie. Sophie was born premature and died a month before her first birthday. Two years later Marie Antoinette’s first son died at the age of seven, possibly because of tuberculosis. Her last son was taken away from her during the revolution. He died at the age of ten do to his poor prison treatments. The queen’s last child was left an orphan after the execution of her parents. The first child Marie Therese died at the age of 71. Her last words were that she forgives all those who made her life so miserable, including her parents. So it’s safe to
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