10.9.09

Marie-Antoinette the Mother

In order to read the entire list of charges and specifications against Marie-Antoinette, a special permission must be received from the French government. Each nation has a past history which it would rather leave alone perhaps this is one of those incidents. In keeping with the previous article I add this from Tea at Trianon...

In October of 1793, when on trial for her life, Marie-Antoinette was accused by the revolutionary tribunal of sexually abusing her eight-year-old son. When the queen failed to answer, she was badgered for a response. She rose to her feet and faced the crowded courtroom, saying: Si je n'ai répondu, c'est que la nature se refuse à répondre à une pareille inculpation faite à une mère. J'en appelles à toutes celles qui peuvent se trouver ici. "If I do not respond, it is because nature refuses to answer such a charge made to a mother. I appeal to all the mothers who are here!" The spectators, especially the women, applauded the queen and hissed at the revolutionaries, who had overplayed their hand. (see Jean Chalon's Chère Marie-Antoinette) more...

Thanks Elena-Maria,

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

2 comments:

Ana Trigo said...

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Brantigny said...

Tanto gracias.
Richard