Archive for February, 2010
Question: What were Marie Antoinette's biggest accomplishments as Queen of France?
I need it for a history project but have not found too many accomplishments she had.
Answer: The view on Marie Antoinette's role in French history has varied widely throughout the years. Even during her life, she was both a popular icon of goodness and a symbol of everything wrong with the French monarchy.
The queen began to institute changes in the modes of court, with the approval of the king. Some changes, such as the abolition of segregated dining spaces, had already been instituted for some time and had been met with disapproval from the older generation; more importantly was the abandonment of the wide-hooped panniers and heavy make-up for less make-up and plainer clothing, such as polonaises and, more famously, the muslin dresses which were captured by a 1783 Lebrun portrait of the queen. She also began to participate in amateur theatrics, starting in 1780, in a theatre built for her and other courtiers who wished to indulge in singing and acting.
Marie Antoinette's temperament was more suited to her children, whose education and upbringing she personally saw to. This was against the mode of Versailles, where the queen usually had little say over the "Children of France", as royal children were called, and they were instead handed over to various courtiers who fought over the privilege.
Marie Antoinette: The Last Queen of France (part9/12)
Question: Latin Quote from tv/movie?
I watched Marie Antoinette and the Tudors, and they both have some member of the Roman Catholic Church saying some latin phrase, sounds like "exper exper to santi"
Could anyone tell me what this means, and the correct spelling?
Answer: This is probably how you understood "...et Spiritus
Sancti" which means "...and the Holy Ghost."
This is part o the expression: "In nomine Patris, et Filii, et Spiritus
Sancti." (In the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost.) used by Christians (used in Latin only by Catholic priests...) during religious rituals or prayers following the Bible teaching that all things should be done after the name of the three Personages of the deity (God, who is the Father, Jesus Christ who is the Son, and the Holy Ghost).
Marie Antoinette Trailer