Let them eat cake!

Marie Antionette

Marie Antoinette. The frivolous French Queen who spent so much she earned the nickname ‘Madame Deficit’. A woman so callous and out of touch she is said to have uttered ‘let them eat cake’ upon hearing her people were starving. But did she really say it? What’s more, was she the tyrant she’s often portrayed as?

Marie Antionette arrived in France in 1770 aged 14 years old. By all accounts she was an indulgent, excitable and…



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A Renaissance Writer

I love all things Italian Renaissance, cooking and writing. I can often be found reading, drinking espresso and working on too many things at once