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 How did you first have interest in MA? 
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Post How did you first have interest in MA?
I've always wondered about how everyone's interest in Marie Antoinette first got started.

Most people may say movies, books, etc... But my interest started off with me having obsession with the French culture (I have yet to learn to speak the language), then I've always loved fashion growing up and I always drew 18th century gowns as young as 7 or 8 years old. Then back a half decade ago I started having interest in antiques, specifically French(Louis XV and Louis XVI) and I bought a French rococo revival buffet table that the dealer told me that the same duplicate of my table was in the movie Titanic, I rented the movie, and Louis XVI was mentioned with the heart of the ocean necklace coming off when he was beheaded. I was interested in how and why he died so I went to the library to get a biography of him and saw that he was linked to Marie Antoinette. I've always heard of her name and only knew that she was a 14 yr old Austrian girl, but that was about it. I checked out her book too and read it and realized how much she and I have in common. Its spooky that I had to tell somebody about it. My coworker suggested that I may have been her in my past life, but I don't believe in it, til I've learned the details bout her you guys had mentioned on this site that reminded me of myself. From the age when she first met Louis to her relationship with Gabrielle, and her likes and dislikes. I could write 4 pages of our similarities of our life timeline. But I'll spare you the headache of reading such a long post! Unless you don't mind. :)

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Fri Feb 08, 2008 10:05 am
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Sillage de la Reine wrote:
Louis XVI was mentioned with the heart of the ocean necklace coming off when he was beheaded.
I'm not sure what you mean here, dear. We know that the Heart of the Ocean necklace mentioned in Titanic was based on the Hope Diamond, which was the Blue Diamond of the Crown made for Louis XIV which came into Antoinette's possession. But I'm not sure what you mean.

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when I was a freshman in HIgh School I began to learn about Versailles and then became absolutely enveloped in it. Only then did I become interested in MA. My passion for her has only grown stronger over the years, the more I learn.


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I'm so sorry I didn't make that clear. I only brought up the necklace part because Louis XVI was mentioned in the movie about him getting beheaded which I didn't know about, the only thing I knew of him prior to seeing that movie was that he was a king and I've always loved the furniture of his era because I take interest in interior design. So it was news to me that he was guillotined and I went to the library to do further study on him only to stumble across MA. I never learned of the French history in high school. So I'm teaching myself and I take pleasure in doing leisure study on France's history especially of Marie Antoinette. I hope I clarified it this time around.

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I started to read about Ann Boleyn based on something I heard her quoted saying about the size of her neck prior to her beheading. I then looked up Marie Antoinette and learned that everything I knew about her was a blatant lie. She is now part of me...

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I first got interested in Antoinette when I saw "The Rose of Versailles" as a child, and I've found that there are many who developed this interest when they saw the anime.

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the same as Hans Axel for me, except that I began feeling curiosity about Marie Antoinette not when I saw the anime as child, but when I decided to watch it again last year...

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Rosalie wrote:
the same as Hans Axel for me, except that I began feeling curiosity about Marie Antoinette not when I saw the anime as child, but when I decided to watch it again last year...


I'm definitely going to show the anime to my children so they can be obsessed too. :wink:

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That's a goood idea!
I don't have children yet, but my future ones are already doomed :wink:

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I first became interested in Marie Antoinette when i was 5 years old, surprisingly enough. Marie Antoinette is a big part of my family due to the bloodline tracing back to the Bourbons. I have Bourbon blood in my veins, so i feel a VERY strong connection to La Reine. When I visited Versailles i noticed a very strong sense of happiness at le Petit Trianon, and something so somber while in her Grand Apartmants at Versailles. I've always felt so close and also so fascinated by everything she did.


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I see you're new, so welcome on this forum, Comte de Provence! :D

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You have Bourbon blood in your veins, Comte de Provence?

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yes i do :] and very proud of it monsieur.


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I hope you don't mind our impertinent prying, Comte, but has the family created a genealogical tree, so you are able to trace your lineage to particular individuals? And who? :oops:

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Comte Provence, would you mind if I ask you why you chosed this name ? Since you are a Bourbon, you could have taken so many members of this family... Why this man who had pamphlets written against Marie Antoinette ? :shock: I don't get it...

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