Marie Antoinette Online Forum
http://forum.marie-antoinette.org/

The Japanese Marie Antoinette?
http://forum.marie-antoinette.org/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=1854
Page 1 of 1

Author:  jimcheval [ Thu Mar 11, 2010 8:07 pm ]
Post subject:  The Japanese Marie Antoinette?

At the least, I'm sure readers here will fill some sympathy with this poor woman, who apparently (as I recall) didn't want to get married in the first place, but was told it was her "duty":

Quote:
The news media here portrayed her 1993 wedding as the fairy-tale marriage of a commoner to a prince, but then grew increasingly critical of her inability to bear a male heir for the Chrysanthemum Throne. The mounting pressure is widely seen as contributing to her apparent breakdown.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/12/world/asia/12princess.html?ref=global-home

Author:  Hellou_Librorum [ Wed Mar 17, 2010 6:29 am ]
Post subject:  Re: The Japanese Marie Antoinette?

Thank you for the link to the article. It is extremely interesting. I can't help but wonder did Marie Antoinette have a break down that no one was aware that was occuring? Or how did Marie Antoinette really feel about marrying Louis XVI? I don't recall any source stating how she felt.

Page 1 of 1 All times are UTC
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group
http://www.phpbb.com/