October 16, 1793 Let them eat Cake — Today in History

At first the people liked their new Queen-to-be, but the Royal Court was another story. A shark tank of grasping ambition, this crowd had promoted several Saxon Princesses for the match and called the Dauphine “The Austrian Woman”. She would come to be called far worse.

October 16, 1793 Let them eat Cake — Today in History

Here is a fascinating post about Marie Antoinette, a historical figure I always felt intensely sorry for.