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Author:  Lilly [ Thu May 31, 2012 8:20 pm ]
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Glad you found us Darvulia - you are a welcome addition to the forum!

Author:  baron de batz [ Fri Jun 01, 2012 8:05 am ]
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Yes its true that any basic reading of MA's correspondence or of contemporary "mémoiristes" writing about her shows that she was in fact a pretty complex and certainly very intelligent person. She was typical of the time in as far as incisive wit and an ability to express oneself were pre-requisites in high society. The many amusing things that she said, often gently or not so gently mocking, show this very clearly.

Such as: "Lafayette says he will protect us but who will protect us from Lafayette...?"

She was nobody's dupe...

Author:  Ludy [ Fri Jun 01, 2012 11:32 pm ]
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Welcone indeed. What is fascinating about this forum is that everyone has their personal opinion of the Queen, her qualities / shortcomings and abilities, especially intellectual abilities (or lack of thereof). I am usually on the carping, critical, eternally disatisfied side, but then any forum needs a villain.

So you are welcome to express your views. There are not many discussions here anymore, I believe everyone is pretty much absorbed by their own lives. I hope nontheless that your stay here will help you broaden your knowledge of our beloved queen, if it ever needed broadening in the first place.

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