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I'll look around to see if she did or didn't spend less than mistresses did, if she didn't I find that rather ironic!

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mhm, go for it and fill me in :]


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Now I have your leave so I shall. ; ] Well I actually was going to look it up anyway. :}

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hehehe :twisted:


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Im replying to a very previous message on this topic. I highly doubt that Madame du Barry mourned for the deaths of King Louis the sixteenth and Marie Antoinette because Marie Antoinette shunned Madame du Barry while she was at Versailles and Marie Antoinette talked of her hatred of her.


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After reading this post I feel I understand the du barry a lot more, and much more sympathetically in comparison to what I have read so far.

However I still think personally in the beginning there were tensions between the two of them, as they both had Louis XV's utmost attention, Du Barry because she was his lover and Antoinette because she (I always thought) was like the daughter he always wanted! But the way most biographies portray this tension is very high, with du barry stating 'I do not care for girls with red hair' and of course the battle of who would speak to who first. Marie Antoinette of course made the move speaking to Du Barry about the 'people in Versaille's and then Du Barry got all high and mighty over the fact she had one up on Antoinette. All this makes it sound like Du Barry really detested antoinette and I guess that is why initially I did not like her.

But after reading how Du Barry didn't contribute to the awful pamphleteers and hersef was detested by all France, makes me see how both of these women had a lot in common, and perhaps Antoinette deep down inside felt sorry for the Du Barry.

But yes, I guess in the beginning Antoinette was too persuaded by the wicked tactics of the Aunts, but if she wasnt perhaps her and du barry would have become friends? But given Antoinettes up bringing and visions set from her mother on adultery I don't know if this would have been possible!

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jasmine you are correct, and marquis, it is said that she had made various attempts at helping the royal family's escape.


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alisa wrote:
Louis-Charles wrote:
The Coppola's film is not a reference in historical truth… :? .
But when Du Barry left Versailles, Louis XV was already very sick, and Du Barry was with him in his bedside… she was could have caught the disease… :?
And to leave Versailles was very hard for her, she waited until it is Louis XV who asks her to leave so that he can confess himself...she did not leave with her own decision :wink:


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You are correct about Louis asking her to leave.
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could have caught the disease

According to Joan Haslips' book Madame du Barry: The Wages of Beauty, she didn't have to worry about becoming infected on account of her being exposed to it in her days as a prostitute. She recovered with very minimal scars and none on the parts of her body that would normally be exposed. So while she was with the king, her body was already immune to it. Which is also why people didn't mind being near for her removal and the rest of her life. There was no threat of contagion.
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I know he had to exile her before he died but I was wondering what would have happened had he been recalled to full health.

This was also addressed in her book. She and a few others were at the ready in case the king did survive. She would have been brought back to him.
I hope I have been able to answer a few questions. However, I am left with a question myself.

Joan Haslip tell us that she was sent to a convent when the king had her removed (and a few other times). In the book Queen of Fashion, we're told that the word "convent" was used for brothels as well.
So my question is, did she go to a religious convent, or back to the brothel kind of convent while waiting. Both make sense but it was never really clarified in my opinion.
Does anyone know?

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I am fairly certain that she retired, at least temporarily, to a genuine monastery.

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Therese wrote:
I am fairly certain that she retired, at least temporarily, to a genuine monastery.

I am too.


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ok. Thanks for helping me clear that up! :)

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ShaktiValkyrie wrote:
ok. Thanks for helping me clear that up! :)

That's what were all here for :D


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In Mistress of Versailles: the life of Madam du Barry it said that she apologized many time and attempted to be friends quite a lot. Towards the end (of their lives) the became affable and exchanged letters, tho not to a BFF degree. I dont know if this is the case but, still.......

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Yes they did eventually forgive each other which is good. I'm glad they forgave each other. :)

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if it wasnt for Louis XVs' daughters i think they MIGHT have been friends

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