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fyeahhistorymajorheraldicbeast:


The quote was around before Marie Antoinette was even born, and was attributed to many people before her, but was most likely said by Marie Thérèse, Louis XIV’s sister, based on writings by her nephew.
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The Beast Says: I was under the impression that we don’t actually know who said Let Them Eat Cake, besides Rousseau (and he might have made it up.) In any case, the book where Rousseau used the phrase was published in Marie Antoinette’s lifetime, but you’re mostly right: she was nine and couldn’t have said it.

fyeahhistorymajorheraldicbeast:

The quote was around before Marie Antoinette was even born, and was attributed to many people before her, but was most likely said by Marie Thérèse, Louis XIV’s sister, based on writings by her nephew.

texmarie.tumblr.com

The Beast Says: I was under the impression that we don’t actually know who said Let Them Eat Cake, besides Rousseau (and he might have made it up.) In any case, the book where Rousseau used the phrase was published in Marie Antoinette’s lifetime, but you’re mostly right: she was nine and couldn’t have said it.

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