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Georgiana and Marie ANtoinette lived during the same era.
Marie and Georgiana are high nobilities so they would know each other.
And it's recorded in history that MArie and Georgiana are frequent pen pals. So they're friends <-- :D
They both have the same favorites and attitudes...etc.


Mon Oct 13, 2008 7:49 pm
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AND Marie was also an archduchess/princess of Austria


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Which "Marie" ? Marie Therese ? Marie Amelie ? Marie Caroline ? Marie Antoinette, maybe ?

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It seems we are fighting a losing battle with the "Marie" Antoinette confusion, dear Pim! :lol:

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She was called Antoinette. There are a lot of "Marie(s)" (plural) in the family!

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I do not think we give G enough credit; she was a novelist, poet, musician, amateur scientist (she collected rocks and plants) and patron of the arts. I think it is unfair to compare the Queen of France with the most popular aristocrat of her times. They are different people with a different calling.

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The most popular aristocrat in England, not France.


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Christophe wrote:
The most popular aristocrat in England, not France.

Yes, it if you want to split hairs. This is not Georgiana vs. Marie Antoinette.

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Well seeing as they were BFFs i think we should treat them both with equal respect.

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Painting of Georgiana by Joshua Reynolds



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Georgiana and her siblings 1789 by Thos Lawrence




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Georgiana by Gainsborough 1783





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Georgiana by Gainsborough 1787 . perhaps the finest portrait of all ?





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Georgiana by Reynolds 1780

In the end though, was n't Georgiana just a part of the decadent aristocracy in the later half of the 18th century ?
She was married to a Duke, living in a menage a trois ,,,
she was a close friend and supporter of Charles Fox the whig politician
who seems to have been the Wedgy Benn of his day.

The radical Fox supported the rebels in America, he was a big enthusiast for the French Revolution .... in fact every movement and cause that threated the interests of Britain and the Monarchy, he was all in favour of.

If not for weasel politicians like Fox and a decadent aristocracy
betraying our army and navy ....we might never have lost the American colonies.


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It would help if you backed up your claims with some evidence....

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Georgiana is becoming a star, with books written about her,
now a big international movie !
shes becoming an industry and England's
answer to Marie Antoinette !

Shes probably boosting the No of visitors to Chatsworth House too

Maybe , Like MA, Georgiana deserves her own forum ?


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Come on now everyone. All this negativity about Kiera Knightly - I realize she is a bean pole and that's annoying (of course I'm really quite jealous, as I think this is her natural state; so girls have all the luck!) but I think she did a PHENOMENAL job in "Pride and Prejudice" and she was able to make me cry in "Atonement" also! She possesses very sturdy acting skills and is very emotional and true to character! I also love Kate Winslett and perhaps for a more "true to image" film she would have made a better choice, but let's not put down Ms. Knightly just because she has been on a "period piece roll" for several scripts!

I'm definitely going to have to see this film, the previews show costumes to die for and the HAIR.... ugh the hair is gloreous!

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Post Re: Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire
silverstar wrote:

In the end though, was n't Georgiana just a part of the decadent aristocracy in the later half of the 18th century ?
She was married to a Duke, living in a menage a trois ,,,
she was a close friend and supporter of Charles Fox the whig politician
who seems to have been the Wedgy Benn of his day.

The radical Fox supported the rebels in America, he was a big enthusiast for the French Revolution .... in fact every movement and cause that threated the interests of Britain and the Monarchy, he was all in favour of.

If not for weasel politicians like Fox and a decadent aristocracy
betraying our army and navy ....we might never have lost the American colonies.


PLEASE!! You're loss of the American colonies was inevitable, for We Americans had grown quite tired of the British.

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I disagree. I think that if there was indeed representation for the colonies in Parliament then perhaps the American Revolution would have gradually calmed or even eliminated the revolution.

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