What was Queen Marie Antoinette's lifestyle like and how did it differ when she came to France to marry King Louis XVI, as a political gesture?
What about us? My family is lacking food and shelter, from the taxes we are forced to pay.
Let them eat cake!
How did Queen Marie Antoinette's neglect for the 3rd Estate impact her relationship with the people of France?
Why do we have to pay all of the taxes? This is so unfair.
How did Marie Antoinette's inadequate actions affect her reputation with others, as well as alter the French Revolution?
I swear on my life I am innocent.
France was ruled over poorly. Queen Marie Antoinette came to France from a marriage deal with Austria, to marry King Louis XVI as a teenager. She ultimately came to France as a political gesture. The poor people of her country were neglected. In addition, she incurred many debts, especially to her people.
This is representing that Queen Marie Antoinette spent an insane amount of money on material goods. She was also obsessed with fashion and materialistic things. Loathed by the people as a result of her greed. Mistreated the 3rd Estate as well, and showed utter disregard for the suffering of those she ruled over.
Put on trial for high treason and incest with her son. She was then sentenced the same fate as her husband, to be executed by guillotine. After the execution of her husband, King Louis XVI, she was thrown into prison and her children were taken away from her. Marie Antoinette is known as the last queen of France, even though the people of France did not want a Queen or respect her.