Thursday, April 25, 2013
To set the stage and provide perspective, a short description is in order… The princesse was reportedly so sensitive that she fainted at the least provocation, so much so that something I read recently suggested that she may have had epilepsy. When Marie Antoinette gave birth to one of her children, the Lamballe, witnessing the event, collapsed in a faint and had to be carried from the room. Sensitive she may have been, but when the chips were down, she was made of iron. She, alone, of Marie Antoinette's friends, stayed at her side and, because she refused to denounce the King and Queen, died a most horrible death. There's more to tell, but later.