Archive for February, 2006
Question: Historical Dramas about Marie Antoinette?
I'm looking for television dramas or movies that follow the story of Marie Antoinette's Life. The more accurate and in-depth, the better, but any will do. I tried looking for stuff over the internet, but I couldn't seem to find a good list. Does anyone know of any? Thank you!
Answer: There's Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette. I haven't seen it but I don't think it's meant to be realistic.
Here are all the other TV/film listing which have Marie Antoinette as a character:
Question: How did Columbus know Queen Isabella?
Im doing this project and i need to know what they have in common; how they know eachother. Please and thank you.
Answer: Isabella II (October 10, 1830 – April 10, 1904), Isabel II in Spanish, was Queen regnant of Spain ("Queen of the Spains" officially from August 13, 1836, Isabella II the "queen of Castile, Leon, Aragon,...") She was Spain's first and so far only queen regnant, although she is sometimes considered the third Queen Regnant of Spain, as previous regents of Leon and Castile were counted as kings and queens of Spain.
Isabella was born in Madrid in 1830, the eldest daughter of Ferdinand VII, king of Spain, and of his fourth wife and niece, Maria Christina, who was a Neapolitan Bourbon and also the niece of Marie Antoinette. Maria became queen-regent on September 29, 1833, when her daughter Isabella, at the age of three years, was proclaimed queen on the death of the king.
Isabella succeeded to the throne because Ferdinand VII induced the Cortes Generales to help him set aside the Salic law introduced by the Bourbons in the early 18th century, and to re-establish the older succession law of Spain. The first pretender, Ferdinand's brother Carlos, fought seven years, during the minority of Isabella, to dispute her title. His supporters and descendants were known as Carlists and the fight over the succession was the subject of a number of Carlist Wars in the 19th century.
Isabella's throne was only maintained through the support of the army. The Cortes and the Liberals and Progressives, who at the same time established constitutional and parliamentary government, dissolved the religious orders, confiscated their property (including that of Jesuits), and tried to restore order in finances. After the Carlist war the queen-regent, Christina, resigned to make way for Baldomero Espartero, Prince of Vergara, the most successful and most popular Isabelline general, who remained regent for only two years.
He was turned out in 1843 by a military and political pronunciamiento led by Generals O'Donnell and Narvaez, who formed a cabinet, presided over by Joaquin Maria Lopez, and this government induced the Cortes to declare Isabella of age at 13. Three years later, the Moderado party or Castilian Conservatives made their queen aged 16 marry her cousin, Prince Fernando I Francisco de Asis de Bourbon-Cadige (1822–1902), the same day (October 10, 1846) her younger sister married the duke of Montpensier.
Princess Marie Thérèse of France