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Marie Antoinette: An Austrian Princess Becomes the Last Queen of France

There is some sense in which one cannot help but feel some sympathy with Marie Antoinette’s notorious remark about cake-eating. Of course, it is outrageous, when faced with hungry people demanding bread, to shrug your shoulders and recommend that they eat cake instead. This is even more so when you are, quite literally, carrying the…
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