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Madame Tison Goes Mad

Madame Tison was one of the people appointed to guard the French Royal family imprisoned at the Temple. Her horrible behaviour towards the prisoners and her spying activities caused her to go mad. Charles Younge, in his biography of Marie Antoinette, thus sums up her sad story: From the time that her own attendants were

Was The Dark Countess Really Marie Therese Of France?

In 1807, a mysterious couple arrived in Hildburghausen, Germany. The young, blonde-haired woman always wore a veil to cover her face. Her companion, an older man, had an aristocratic air, and acted as her protector. His name, the one scribbled on the letters he received, was Count Vavel de Versay. He was later identified as

Best Posts Of 2012

Hello everyone, as 2012 is drawing to a close, I thought it’d be fun to take a trip down memory lane and highlight some of the best posts of the year. Here we go: Marie Therese Of France: a series of posts about the life of the sole surviving child of King Louis XVI and

Marie-Therese Of France: Life in Austria

On 19th December 1795, Marie Therese, the only surviving child of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette, finally freed from her prison, boarded a carriage that was to take her to her relatives in Austria. The journey was full of danger, forcing the august passenger to travel incognito. It was feared that anti-royalists would try to

Marie Therese Of France: Exile

Marie Therese of France had been brutally separated from her family during the French Revolution. Her parents, her little brother and her aunt Elisabeth had all been killed, while the luckiest members of the family had managed to escape abroad. The forsaken princess had spent endless months in her Temple prison wondering what had happened

Marie Therese Of France: Return Home

April 1814 was almost drawing to a close, when crowds of cheering people assembled in Calais to welcome the return of the Borboun family. It was with some trepidation that Marie Therese set foot on her native soil again. The warm reception both moved and disconcerted her. She was obviously happy to be home but

Marie Therese Of France: Restoration

On 18 June 1815, Napoleon was defeated once and for all at the battle of Waterloo. The French royal family could now return home again. But although the King, Louis XVIII, requested his niece Marie Therese to be at his side when he entered France on 8 July, she didn’t return until the 27th. And

Marie-Therese Of France: Her Last Years And Death

When the French royal family was forced to flee France in 1829, they once again sough refuge in England. But this time, they weren’t welcomed with open arms. While Charles X had been very popular when living there during the French Revolution, the English too turned on him when they heard he had tried to