Marie Antionette Queen of France
Marie Antoinette was the last Queen of France before the French Revolution. She became a symbol of the excesses of the monarchy and is often credited with the famous quote "Let them eat cake," although there is no evidence she actually said it #marieantoinette #frechrevolution #frenchmonarchy
Marie-Antoinette’s best likeness
The most accurate likeness of the ill-fated queen of France, Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793). Painted in 1788, a short year before the French Revolution broke out. She never said "Let them eat cake." Her most famous quote should have been the last words she uttered. Mounting the scaffold to the guillotine, she stepped on her executioner's foot. "Excuse me," she said calmly. "I didn't do it on purpose." A fitting epitaph?