Marie Antoinette: The Journey - Queen and Mother Summary & Analysis

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Queen and Mother Summary and Analysis

In chapter thirteen, "The Flowers of the Crown," much of the world rejoices at the news of the arrival of a dauphin. Joseph, who had declared that he was too old for a young man's joy, admits to being overcome by emotion. Louis's brothers are aware that the birth of this son means their own are pushed another step from the possibility of inheriting the throne. Louis is the epitome of a proud father, finding ways to introduce the topic of his son into many conversations.

In chapter fourteen, "Acquisitions," Antoinette reports a new pregnancy. There is some conjecture that her relationship with Fersen is sexual but Louis never questions the parentage of the new pregnancy, indicating that he is also spending time with the queen. Antoinette and Louis realize the necessity of producing another heir, especially...

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