Saturday, February 28, 2015

Burial of Marie-Antoinette

In the Madeleine Cemetery. (Via Vive la Reine.) Share

7 comments:

Tam B said...

That is a very disturbing and sparse image. We always think of Marie Antoinette ascending the scaffold, but never think of what happened after. Thank you for finding this image and reposting.

elena maria vidal said...

You are welcome, Tam. They buried her with her head between the legs, as a final indignity.

julygirl said...

Very disturbing. Shows the vile and evil nature of the French Revolution and its advocates. Makes one wonder what happens to the bodies of those currently being beheaded by Islamic terrorists.

Kaitlyn said...

I believe Anne Boleyn was buried by her ladies in the same fashion. But only because she was placed into a narrow arrow chest after the deed was done. I do know her ladies insisted on burying her themselves as they did not want "men to handle her." Perhaps they feared her body would be disrespected. I sincerely hope Antoinette's did not suffer any disrespect in this matter and that modesty was preserved.

Jack B. said...

I've always wondered why the Habsburgs were uncurious about what happened to M-A's body and why in all the numerous treaties they signed with Napoleon there was never a stipulation that she or her son would get a decent church burial. Even after Napoleon married her niece! It's like they never could be bothered. It's no wonder Marie-Therese never trusted them.

elena maria vidal said...

I was thinking the same thing, Julygirl. Kaitlyn, sadly the Queen was not given the same respect as Anne. Yes, Jack, it was as if they washed their hands of her.

May said...

As horrifying as it is, somehow it is important to know the full extent of what happened to her, to the bitter end.