Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Marie Antoinette Never Said This

Marie Antoinette never actually uttered the words Let them eat cake. Though historians have known better all along, it is still popularly believed that Marie Antoinette, wife of Louis XVI and queen of France on the eve of the French Revolution, uttered the insensitive remark upon hearing peasants' complaints that there wasn't enough bread to go around: "Let them eat cake," she supposedly said. It's simply not true. It was a callous and ignorant statement and Marie Antoinette was neither. I could not ignore that famous sentence Writing a musical about Marie Antoinette, but I let it say by someone of her entourage

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