Did Marie Antoinette's partying and spending lead to the French Revolution? Lucy Worsley explores the Myths that surround this queen and the French Revolution. She explores the Marie Antoinette and her personality and why she was blamed for the suffering of the French people.
Her foreignness and perceived extravagance was blamed for the suffering of the French people. Worsley blows up the story that "let them eat cake" was ascribed to Marie Antoinette. Marie Antoinette tried to fight back against the slander. She explores the real reasons for the French Revolution such as the French debt and the failure of the aristocracy to compromise with the changes that needed to be made in France. She explores the Tennis Court oath and how things started to go wrong for the Royal Family after they attempted to flee.
This is the third episode in the series and at this time is available on YouTube. It had aired on PBS as part of their Royal specials towards the end of the year.
You can use this episode of the series in the classroom when there is a sub in the room. Unless you want to use it as a supplement for a lecture in a history classroom.
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