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WHO WAS?

Who Was Marie Antoinette?

Dana Meachen Rau, John O'Brien

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Product Details
Format:
Paperback
ISBN:
9780448483108
Published:
01 Nov 2015
Publisher:
Penguin
Dimensions:
112 pages - 193 x 134 x 6mm
Series:
WHO WAS?

From the palaces of Austria to the mirrored halls of Versailles, Marie Antoinette led a charmed life. She was born into royalty in 1755 and married the future king of France at age 15. By 21 she ascended to the throne and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of masquerade balls, sky-high wigs, and extravagant food. But her taste for excess ruffled many feathers. The poor people of France blamed Marie Antoinette for their poverty. Her spending helped incite the French Revolution. And after much public outcry, in 1793 she quite literally lost her head because of it. Whether she was blameless or guilty is debatable, but Marie Antoinette remains woven into the fabric of history and popular culture.

Series Overview: A series of illustrated biographies for young readers featuring significant historical figures, including artists, scientists, and world leaders.

Who Was Gandhi? ISBN 9780448482354 and Who Was Harriet Beecher Stowe? ISBN 9780448483016,

Marie Antoinette - spoiled brat or scapegoat? Who Was Marie Antoinette? reveals the history behind the histrionics.

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