To the Scaffold: The Life of Marie Antoinette Setting & Symbolism

Carolly Erickson
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Versailles

The location of the grand central palace of the French king, located near Paris. Versailles was enormous and surrounded by huge gardens and a village that supported the palace.

Paris

The largest city in France and the scene of the most violent of the revolutionary activities.

Vienna

The capital city of the Austrian empire and the birthplace of Marie Antoinette.

The Tuilieries

The dilapidated royal palace in Paris where the royal family was forced to take residence in a kind of house arrest.

St. Cloud

A palace near Paris where the royal family was allowed to spend the summers while they lived under house arrest.

The Bastille

A former fortress that was stormed by French revolutionaries in search of ammunition. The attackers were under the impression that the king was about to order troops to suppress the uprising in Paris. The storming of the Bastille became a...

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