Let them eat cake! On Episode 139, Alli and her guest discuss the fourth installment in the beloved Royal Diaries series, Marie Antoinette, Princess of Versailles, written by Kathryn Lasky. They chat about the disturbing nature of marriage and royalty in the eighteenth century, try to reconcile the voice of Antonia in the diary with the infamous Marie Antoinette, wonder why gambling was such a key part of a royal’s education, and consider the many contradictions of Versailles.
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