Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Daughter of Louis XVI

A card honoring Marie‑Thérèse, the daughter of Louis XVI and Marie-Antoinette. Via Tiny-Librarian.
Orphan and exile, she seemed to incarnate the collective guilt and collective pain of the nation.  Consumed by a quest, wrestling with demons, her greatest strength and her fatal flaw was a refusal to compromise principles for politics; of cold demeanor with a heart of fire; of bitter aspect, with an unfailing generosity, her undying faith and zealous devotion to God, His Church, and the poor led her to be the heroine and defender of the idea of the Christian state.  Daughter of a martyred king and queen, she was Marie‑Thérèse‑Charlotte of France, the Duchesse d’Angoulême, who from childhood had been called “Madame Royale.” ~from Madame Royale by Elena Maria Vidal

Review from Gareth Russell, HERE.


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