Everything you need to understand or teach Marie Antoinette by Lady Antonia Fraser.
Antoinette is the fifteenth child of the Austrian King and Queen. Her childhood is filled with instruction based on the probability that she is destined for a royal marriage to cement an alliance between countries and families. This happens to be the case when her older sister, pledged in marriage to the Dauphin of France, dies and leaves Antoinette to fill that role. She is soon married by proxy and makes the wedding trip to France, where she meets her young husband. She soon faces a serious problem in her marriage. For months, the marriage remains unconsummated because her husband, Louis, is apathetic about performing his "duty" to produce an heir to the throne. The marriage is eventually consummated to some degree but Antoinette continues to report to her mother that she isn't yet pregnant. Louis, apparently after a heart-to-heart talk with Antoinette's brother, finally completely performs his duty and... View more of the Marie Antoinette: The Journey Summary
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