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Who Was Marie Antoinette? From the palaces of Austria to the mirrored halls of Versailles, Marie Antoinette led a charmed life She was born into royalty inand married the future king of France at ageByshe ascended to the throne and enjoyed a lavish lifestyle of masquerade balls, sky high wigs, and extravagant food But her taste for excess ruffled many feathers The poor people of France blamed Marie Antoinette for their poverty Her spending helped incite the French Revolution And after much public outcry, inshe quite literally lost her head because of it Whether she was blameless or guilty is debatable, but Marie Antoinette remains woven into the fabric of history and popular culture

About the Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Dana Meachen Rau has written than 300 books for children, including picture books, early readers, nonfiction, and biographies

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