Trianon is the prequel to Madame Royale which is inspired by the life of Princess Marie-Thйrиse-Charlotte, daughter of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.
Due to royal protocol, Madame du Barry was not allowed to speak with Marie Antoinette until spoken to first.
At the time, however, the scandal further damaged Marie Antoinette's reputation and according to some historians it became a precipitating event of the French Revolution.
Marie Antoinette's dearest friend, the Princesse de Lamballe, was captured and told to repudiate her oath of loyalty to the queen.
On July 11, Marie Antoinette and her brother-in-law, the Comte d'Artois, persuaded Louis XVI to dismiss the liberal prime minister, Jacques Necker.
Marie Antoinette is remembered for her legendary excesses, and for her death: she was executed by guillotine in 1793 for the crime of treason.
Despite the fact that the country had desired a boy—an heir to the throne—Marie Antoinette was delighted with a girl.
Trying to re-establish normalcy, Marie Antoinette continued her generous patronage of the poor children of Paris.
Marie Antoinette's life provided inspiration for the novel Trianon (first published in 1997) by author and historian, Elena Maria Vidal.
In 1787, the British negotiated the Toronto Purchase with the Mississaugas of New Credit, thereby securing more than a quarter million acres (1000 kmІ) of land in the Toronto area.
French historians, such as Andrй Castelot and Йvelyne Lever, have generally been more critical in their biographies of Marie Antoinette, although neither has attacked her with the venom she received during her lifetime.
Her future husband, the Dauphin Louis-Auguste, was shy and overweight, and despite never having met, their marriage was conducted within hours of Marie Antoinette's arrival at Versailles.
Marie Antoinette: The Journey was first published in 2001 and became a bestseller.
Marie Antoinette appointed the devout and disciplined Marquise de Tourzel as governess to the two surviving royal children—Princess Marie-Thйrиse and the new dauphin, Louis-Charles.
Marie Antoinette never fully recovered from her husband's death.
Marie Antoinette was coming to suspect that the reformists in the Estates-General were secretly working to overthrow the monarchy.
Most historians have come to the conclusion that Marie Antoinette was blameless in the matter, that Rohan was an innocent dupe, and that the Comtesse de la Motte deceived both for her own gain.
Marie Antoinette also formed a deep friendship with the beautiful aristocrat Gabrielle, Comtesse de Polignac.
Upon the sudden deaths of her elder sisters from smallpox (Johanna Gabriella in 1762 and Maria Josepha in 1767), Marie Antoinette was next in line.
Marie Antoinette was a leading fashion icon and trendsetter of her time.
The Princess de Lamballe was wealthy and kind-natured, and devoted to Marie Antoinette.
The cover story of the September 2006 issue of Vogue magazine was about the Sofia Coppola movie, with an accompanying feature article about Marie Antoinette's contributions to fashion styles of the era.
Traditional histories have portrayed Marie Antoinette as a shallow, weak, and self-indulgent person.
Daily life for Marie Antoinette could be tedious and routine.
Marie Antoinette also received a personal wedding gift from King Louis, a diamond-encrusted fan.
Desperate to reassure her friends, Marie Antoinette sent a short note to the Austrian ambassador saying, "I'm fine, don't worry.
Marie Antoinette, missing the companionship she had enjoyed with her sister Maria Carolina, found a substitute in Princess Thйrиse de Lamballe.
The most thorough biography of Marie Antoinette has been written by British historian Lady Antonia Fraser.
From the beginning of the revolution, Marie Antoinette and Louis had hopes for a compromise: in other words, a constitution that would include the monarchy.
The dauphin and Marie Antoinette were married in front of the court, with the bride wearing a dress decorated by large white hoops covered in diamonds and pearls.
Under the influence of d'Artois, Marie Antoinette began visiting the Paris Opйra balls in disguise.
Marie Antoinette then tried to preserve the crown's rapidly deteriorating position by secretly negotiating with Antoine Barnave, leader of the constitutional monarchist faction in the assembly.
Marie Antoinette also hoped to flee; feeling it was unwise to remain so close to Paris during the current troubles.
On the night of July 3, 1793, commissioners arrived in the royal family's cell with instructions to separate Marie Antoinette's son from the rest of his family.
Courtiers rushed to swear allegiance to their new king, Louis XVI, and queen consort, Marie Antoinette, then 19.
Marie Antoinette (who was given the Latin baptismal name of Maria Antonia Josepha Johanna) was born at the Hofburg Palace in Vienna.
Marie Antoinette popularized the pouf, an aristocratic hairstyle where the hair was teased as high as possible, coated with powder, elaborately curled, and then adorned with various ornaments and feathers.
After she turned thirty, in 1785, Marie Antoinette began to dress with more restraint, as well.
The head was taken to Marie Antoinette's window and displayed outside it.
Marie Antoinette's friend Duchesse de Polignac, the governess of her children, fled to Switzerland, where she corresponded with the queen.
Marie Antoinette's first child was born at Versailles on December 19, 1778.
The traditional gift for a princess upon her first Communion was a set of diamonds, but both Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette decided it would be better that Marie Thйrиse forgo such a gift.
At 2 A.M. on August 2, 1793, Marie Antoinette was awakened by guards and told to get dressed.
Louis-Auguste and Marie Antoinette's life changed suddenly on the afternoon of May 10, 1774, when King Louis XV died of smallpox.
Marie Antoinette was transported by carriage to the royal palace at Versailles, where she met her future grandfather-in-law, Louis XV, and other members of the royal family.
Marie Antoinette held secret communications with the Comte de Mirabeau, a prominent member of the National Constituent Assembly who hoped to restore the authority of the crown.
Louis flung himself into his mother's arms crying hysterically, and Marie Antoinette shielded him with her body, refusing to give him up.
Just before the wedding, Marie Antoinette was presented with the magnificent jewels traditionally belonging to a French dauphine.
Almost seven thousand livres were spent on a new crown for Louis XVI, and Marie Antoinette's magnificent gown was ordered from the fashion house of Paris' most exclusive designer, Rose Bertin.
Marie Antoinette's ally, the Baron de Breteuil, was made prime minister instead.
The trend in recent years, however, has been to focus on Marie Antoinette's strengths rather than her weaknesses.
Shortly after the coronation, Marie Antoinette attempted to bring Йtienne Franзois, duc de Choiseul back to the court.
Marie Antoinette grew less extravagant as she embraced motherhood.
The child's condition deteriorated and Marie Antoinette spent most of her time nursing him during his final months.
Aware that she was the primary target of the mob's anger, Marie Antoinette chose to sleep alone that evening.
The plan failed when guards intercepted Marie Antoinette's reply, which she had pin-pricked into a piece of paper.
Marie Antoinette's initial decision was to stand and face the mob, even if it meant doing so on her own.
After the incident, Marie Antoinette, who corresponded often with her mother, said, "My duties here are sometimes hard to fulfill."
Rumors began to circulate that Louis-Auguste might be impotent because Marie Antoinette did not conceive until seven years into her marriage.
Marie Antoinette's brother, Emperor Joseph II, visited her in April 1777.