Tuesday, October 6, 2020

October 5, 1789

Gareth Russell describes the last day at Versailles.
Marie-Antoinette had retreated almost entirely from public view and beyond appointing the impeccably proper marquise de Tourzel to take over as governess to the royal children, the Queen kept herself secluded behind the palace walls. Those close to her could see the strain she was under; one night, Madame Campan, one of her ladies-in-waiting, remembered keeping the Queen company as she stared out her windows until three o'clock in the  morning, reflecting on the fates of all those who had left her. The King confided to a friend that his wife was "much tormented by all that has passed." (Read entire post.)



Gareth Russell said...

Thank you for the link. I'm hoping to get the October 6th post up tomorrow.

elena maria vidal said...

Good, can't wait!