Thursday, November 6, 2008

Madame Adelaide of France

She was Louis XVI's old maid auntie who made many difficulties for the young Marie-Antoinette, including the coining of the nickname L'Autrichienne. This devout lady probably had no inkling that her censure of a fourteen year old, based almost solely upon the girl's nationality and the rancor of the aunts towards the Austrian alliance, were pebbles in a landslide of ill-feelings towards the future Queen. Share


Lauren said...

Wasn't she something! Thanks for the link!

EC Gefroh said...

How interesting!
BTW, there is an award for you on my blog.