Why Is Marie Antoinette so Controversial? - Carolyn Harris

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John Horgan
by TED-Ed
published on 21 July 2023

Marie Antoinette became a symbol for the evils of excess— but was she a wasteful queen or a convenient scapegoat? You decide.

She was the Queen of France, notorious for living in opulence while peasants starved and became a symbol of everything wrong with monarchy. But was Marie Antionette a heartless, wasteful queen, or a convenient scapegoat in turbulent times? Carolyn Harris puts this controversial figure on trial in History vs. Marie Antoinette.

Lesson by Carolyn Harris, directed by Brett Underhill, PorkchopBob Studio.

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