Susan Nagel Ò 7 DownloadUghter of the King not only survived but went on To A Long And Eventful Life Born After Years live a long and eventful life Born after years a childless marriage Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette Marie Th r se named after her grandmother Austrian Empress Maria Theresa had a lavish childhood at Versailles She had loving parents and siblings she adored But her world came tumbling down with the French Revolution I very much enjoyed Nagel s portrait of the Revolution never orgetting Marie Th r se s point of view while in their house arrest in the Tuileries or during their ill I Love My Dad (Disney Princess) fated escape to Varennes The chapters describing their life at the Temple Prison are heartbreaking descriptions of the lonely teenager locked into a disgusting cell having already lost herather not knowing her mother and beloved aunt Madame Elisabeth had been guillotined and often hearing her little brother being tortured And yet is hard to pity Marie Th r se she comes accross as an incredibly strong and confident young woman and it s easy to see how she would always survive Once the Directory comes into power Marie Th r se s life changes she manages to escape to
Her Mother S Birthplace Ofmother s birthplace of and her new life Flight, Vol. 7 finally begins As a pawn in the European marriage market she stays in Vienna until her marriage to herirst cousin the Duc D Angoul me son of the uture Charles X Alongside her uncle Louis XVIII Marie Th r se would become a powerful woman going through her many grievances in life with extreme dignity and her head always held high Marie Th r se believed in her duty to the King and France over anything and her piety and capacity or orgiveness were remarkable She does truly come to life through Nagel s words and I really could not stop reading about her story My only problems with the book were the lack of notes but the research is so incredible I can overlook it and how little the relationship between Duc and Duchesse D Angoul me was analyzed But overall the book was antastic and I m glad to know about Marie Th r se s life Napoleon called her the only man in her Camp Rex family and he was not mistaken An interesting subject but the book suffers mightilyrom the author s inability to express anything but the highest praise or Marie There I am so conflicted by this book It is excellent and incredibly well researched but or me I really struggled in picking it up and reading it I Touch of Enchantment found theirst half extremely cumbersome as people would be introduced and dispatched within paragraphs While they were all historically relevant it kept drawing me out of the central story concerning Marie Th r se and made this book easy to put down and hard to pick back upBut the action did pick up towards the end and I did When Dads Don't Grow Up find myself enjoying the book and appreciating t This is practically a hagiography of the royalamily It is a shame because her obvious tendency to adoration makes her portrayal sometimes I m sure unfairly seem less believable It is an interesting story about someone I knew nothing about I realize that Nagel might simply be attempting to counter narratives biased in the other way of the let them eat cake sort But the constant references Miles from Kara for instance to members of the royalamily charming people mad. He of Bourbon Pee Wee Scouts treasury (Pee Wee Scouts, family letters Nagelinally solves this mystery She tells the remarkable story in ull and draws a vivid portrait of an astonishing woman who both defined and shaped an era Marie Thérèse's deliberate choice of husbands determined the map of nineteenth century Europe Even Napoleon was in awe and called her the only man in the amily Nagel's gripping narrative captures the events of her ascinating life rom her very public birth in High Heat front of the rowdy crowds and her precocious childhood to her hideous time in prison and her later reincarnation in the public eye as a saint and above all herierce loyalty to France throughout. Serious case of Noblesse Oblige in the little girl that served her well in enduring the terrors committed against her amily Imprisoned or three years during her adolescence she didn t learn that her mother had been guillotined or her little brother slowly starved beaten and neglected to death until some time after the act "SHE REMAINED SILENT FOR OVER A YEAR RATHER THAN "remained silent or over a year rather than with her very cruel captors The young girl had a grave dignity that could not be broken She inally emerged rom prison to deal with the difficult and dangerous politics of her extended to deal with the difficult and dangerous politics of her extended where her cool head and irmly entrenched sense of duty to France afforded her a life of intrigue power and tremendous respect amongst the royalty of late 18th century early 19th century Europe She was as much of a mover and shaker as a woman could be during these complicated and uickly evolving times She denied herself a great deal of happiness by devoting her every move towards what she truly believed was in the best interests of the Bourbon amily and the kingdom she knew was theirs by divine right her beloved home France which she always left only under duress Her greatest pain was being exiled rom the country of her birth away rom the French people whom she always Lots of Hearts forgave and dearly lovedNagel writes a lovely biography bringing Marie Therese very much to life Well researched beautifully paced I sped through this book with joy Really good stuff here This excellent biography of the only surviving child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI gives an outstanding scholarly but easily read depiction of the events and atmosphere leading up to her birth and throughout her than seven decades of life I was especiallh impressed by the ease with which rumors could be spread in the mostly illiterate population by the role of Louis XVI s cousin Louis Philippe in propagating rumors in the hope of his own succession and Louis Philippe s disingenousness He could be a modern sleazy politician Courts tended to have lots of attendants they were in essence jobs programs In exile royals were surrounded by emigres who wanted jobs The lot of royalemales was miserable under Salic law which demanded male succession thus making emales only useful or marriage bartering in the usually vain hope of gaining the riendship of another country Fascinating account of the life of Marie Therese Before reading this I knew of her existence but nothing What a sad life she led After her gilded start in life she was imprisoned which I knew had to deal with
the deaths of her parents and siblings married out of duty not love had no children and spentdeaths of her parents and siblings married out of duty not love had no children and spent life moving around seeking and twice seeing the restoration of Bourbon rule in France A particularly interesting part of her story was speculation that she wasn t who she said she was switched places with her supposed illegitimate half sister and the possibility that her brother hadn t really died in the Temple prison After reading many biographies on Marie Antoinette I knew she had our children two died as children one Louis XVII at the Temple Prison in Paris and the eldest Marie Th r se survived But Madame Royale as Marie Th r se was known as eldest da. Ht on her seventeenth birthday Marie Thérèse the only surviving child of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI escaped Don't Hex with Texas from Paris's notorious Temple Prison To this day many believe that the real Marie Thérèse traumatizedollowing her amily's brutal execution during the Reign of Terror switched identities with an illegitimate half sister who was often mistaken or her twin Was the real Marie Thérèse spirited away to a remote castle to live her life as the woman called the Dark Countess while an imposter played her role on the political stage of Europe Now two hundred years later using handwriting samples DNA testing and an undiscovered cac.
Ve read a lot of biographies in my day but I don t think any of them have moved me to actual tears the way this one did WHEN I READ HISTORY I M I read history I m interested in what happens after or what happens before the Big Event It s interesting to me World War II is a Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation fascinating horrible conflict but I m less interested in the actual war and interested in what happened that allowed a war like that to even be a possibility in theirst place if that makes sense and I m interested in I got this because it promised to reveal the true story of the Dark Countess I had no idea who she was but she sounded like someone I wanted to get to know She actually doesn t Pajama Party figure much into this book after all but the story of Marie Antoinette s only surviving child was thrilling enough to hold my interest Andor the record I think poor Marie got the shaft rom history I m going to have to get a book on her next A lot of interesting detail about the French Revolution and the aftermath that I had never
Heard Before So That Keptbefore so that kept reading but I had 2 big issues with this book1 It s written as though the French royalty were saints as if everything everyone besides Marie Antoinette Louis the 16th and Marie Therese did was right and the rest were wrongEven the adjectives she uses or everyone else are negative even though I m not sure she really has enough historical info to describe some of these people Yes what happened to them was gruesome and cruel and the French Revolution was extremely bloody and violent But the royalty weren t blameless in everything that happened "For Instance One Of The Reasons The Family Did Not "instance one of the reasons the Every Day by the Sun: A Memoir of the Faulkners of Mississippi family did not before they were guillotined was that Marie Antoinette went on a shopping spree buying a whole new set of clothes and all sorts of perfumesetc that tipped off the revolutionaries that they were trying tolee She keeps trying to endear us to the royal Bringing the Outside In family by saying things like the revolutionaries didn t even let them change their clothesor a whole day Not sure that makes me eel so bad or them compared to the common French citizen who didn t have enough to eat2 The description of the book talks about the theory of the Dark Countess and a potential switch after Marie Therese escaped the prison with her half sister However that s barely touched on in the book and most of the discussion of this is left to an Afterword almost like the author orgot to address it until then So if you are really interested in that story this isn t the book or you It s still worth a read if you are interested in the history post revolution of the French royalty and Europe in general in the 1800s Would have never learned that there are a bunch of people who are direct descendants of the King who still claim the French throne today in Europe I don t think I ve ever given a thought to whatever happened to Marie Antoinette s daughter but am I glad I got my hands on this book and read it because Marie Therese Madame Royale Of France was a Close to Hugh fascinating woman Versailles was her childhood home opulence deference divine right and Privilege with a P were hersrom birth But Marie Antoinette and her husband also instilled a deep and abiding religious Women and Self Esteem faith as well as Theirst major biography of one of France's most mysterious women Marie Antoinette's only child to survive the revolutionSusan Nagel author of the critically acclaimed biography Mistress of the Elgin Marbles turns her attention to the life of a remarkable woman who both defined and shaped an era the tumultuous last days of the crumbling ancien régime Nagel brings the Toy to Toy (Disney/Pixar Toy Story 3) formidable Marie Thérèse to life along with the age of revolution and the waning days of the aristocracy in a page turning biography that will appeal toans of Antonia Fraser's Marie Antoinette and Amanda Foreman's Georgiana Duchess of DevonshireIn December 1795 at midnig. .