Wednesday, 21 April 2010
Marie-Antoinette's Adopted Children
American novelist, Elena Maria Vidal, profiles a lesser-known aspect of the private life of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France, the heroine of Miss Vidal’s first novel, Trianon.
Whilst many people know that Marie-Antoinette and her husband, King Louis XVI, were the parents of four children – Marie-Thérèse (1778 – 1851), Louis-Joséph (1781 – 1789), Louis XVII (1785 – 1795) and Sophie-Hélène (1786 – 1787) – few know that the Queen actually adopted several impoverished children and their story is told here on Elena Maria Vidal’s superb blog, Tea at Trianon.
Posted by Gareth Russell at 21:41
Labels: Ancien Régime, Family, France, Historical trivia, Love, Marie-Antoinette, Monarchy, Motherhood
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Thank you so much, Gareth!ReplyDelete