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 What did Marie Antoinette wear to her execution? 
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now, my question is....did anyone multilate her body? as sick as it is, she was hated. so did anyone.....do anything to her....after she was dead?

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Post Re: What did Marie Antoinette wear to her execution?
Not that I'm aware of. As the reports generally go, she was executed, her body was left for awhile, and then she was buried.


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I'm not shocked that victims were stripped naked, more so that they left the great last Queen of France lying bare before the world for three days, with her head between her legs. How ignominious!


They didn't respect her when she was alive so I can't imagine they respected her in death.......despicable people. :angry5:

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Yes, all of her execution is deprived of respect for her. They tied her hands behind her back, while the king had had them free. They made fun of her when she climbed on the chariot on the wrong side, and people shouted insults at her while she passed. So I'm not suprised that they left her body naked for three days. She was considered just one like all the other prisoners (not considering that anyway this would be ignominoious for any prisoner, of course) and the normal procedure was used for her.

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Délicate fleur wrote:
I'm not shocked that victims were stripped naked, more so that they left the great last Queen of France lying bare before the world for three days, with her head between her legs. How ignominious!


They didn't respect her when she was alive so I can't imagine they respected her in death.......despicable people. :angry5:

I am not puzzling over why they did it...I am just disgusted.

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Sorry Delicate Fleur, I wasn't commenting on your comment, just using it as a reference to what I was saying. No offence intended :angel1:

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Please cite the source for MA being stripped of clothing and left naked for 3 days. I haven't heard this and I've read extensively. What I've read is that her corpse was thrown on the ground with the head between the legs and left there while the gravediggers had a break for lunch. Their bill for a complete burial (such as it was) was turned in almost immediately to the Commune leaving no gap for her body to lie unattended. ??? Of course until recently I hadn't heard even a whisper that LXVI had sexual relations with anyone but MA--and had additiional children. :blob7:


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One more item: thank you for posting the photo of one of her chemises. I question whether it was the one stuffed into a crack in the Conciergerie wall though; wouldn't some form of bloodstain be visible on the lower half? How well could you clean without bleach? There are personal items left and perhaps this one was left in the Temple? or Tuileries, or Versailles.

Speaking of MA does anyone know her approximate height and weight? Is there a site with photos of her clothing? Tall in 1793 wouldn't be tall today. :help:


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Post Re: What did Marie Antoinette wear to her execution?
The reason why the chemise dress was so popular is because in the late 1770's there was bleach, thus achieving the fashionable white. Before this bleach was made people would use urine and sunlight to make whites brighter.

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Post Re: What did Marie Antoinette wear to her execution?
At least later during the Terror when people were being put in mass graves it was common procedure to strip the bodies before they were buried just to aid in decomposition. Marie Antoinette was not buried in a mass grave, so maybe that didn't apply, but I think it was pretty much standard procedure for anyone who got executed, dating from pre-revolutionary times.


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I am actually glad she wore a white chemise/dress to her execution. Though black was and still is the colour worn to mourn, the official royal mourning colour for a Queen was white. I think that is quite beautiful, symbolically at least she was able to exercise one royal ritual at her death.


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it does seem very...i dont know how to explain it...approiate.

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i think she wore a white chemice,a white linen cap,and old silk slippers,with a shall :!:

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Post Re: What did Marie Antoinette wear to her execution?
But that sounds a little stereotypical, does it not? I dont mean to say that she didnt wear that but it sounds a little bit to Hollywood. :lol:

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Post Re: What did Marie Antoinette wear to her execution?
Annie sis wrote:

I dont mean to say that she didnt wear that but it sounds a little bit to Hollywood.

The description of her last clothes is in fact surprizingly accurate.

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