Change in the air

From Lauren at Marie-Antoinette's gossip guide comes, this short article about Marie-Antoinette's and how she felt about mothers...

19 Avril 1778

Marie Antoinette writes to her mother that things have changed. It was spring, and the air was still fresh and cool. Perfect time for change! From now on, she wrote, she will take care of herself much better- her health is of most importance. Admittedly she never cared to do so before, but that was the old Antoinette!

She also went to Louis about another matter of concern. She asked if he would distribute 4,000 francs to the poor of France. She also made a special note for him to offer 12,000 francs to debtors who were currently in prison.

Thanks and a tip of the beret to Lauren.


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