Marie Antoinette's Gossip Guide to the 18th Century

November 11, 2014

A Description of Paris in the 18th Century

A description of Paris between the years 1787-1789.

November 02, 2014

Did you watch Death Comes to Pemberley? [poll]

a carriage goes by at Chatsworth House

You know George Wickham was always a rascal....

PBS just aired Death Comes to Pemberley in the US which was based on the murder mystery novel by P.D. James.  The two episode mini-series concluded tonight.  Nothing really stood out to me when I read the book but....

October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween! Fun tips for dressing up in 18th-century fashion

Bail, Franck-Antoine, Cutting the Pumpkin. 1910, oil on canvas. Private Collection. Bridgeman Education. 
Happy Halloween! 

What are your plans for this weekend? Anyone dressing up? I was invited to one party but still have no costume sorted out. 

October 20, 2014

Music to work with! New Playlists and 18th Century Music for Writing, Studying and Research

18th century private concert held in a ballroom with ladies wearing fancy court dress and a small group of musicians

I love working from home because I always feel so productive! Also - I can actually play music out loud or use headphones if needed! It is also a must when blogging. Music just helps me work. I have even started listening to certain soundtracks when reading, something I never use to do. What about you?

Here are some of my music mixes I made for working, writing and studying.  Also, some short soundtrack suites, 18th century music and the big one - (something I have always wanted to own) music from Versailles box set! <3

October 09, 2014

Marie Antoinette Receives Advice from her Mother about Louis XV

Mother Knows Best header image featuring a picture of Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette's mother, Empress Maria Theresa, writes to her daughter with some advice regarding King Louis XV.
Young Marie Antoinette makes a funny face while talking to king Louis XV, a film still from the 2006 film Marie Antoinette

“You are his Majesty's first subject; you owe him submission and obedience; you owe an example to the Court, to the courtiers, who execute the will of your master."Maria Theresa, 30 September 1771