The shoes of a French queen sold at auction in Paris


“Russia Today” website published a report on silk shoes by “Marie Antoinette”, the last queen of France, who was executed during the French Revolution, and was put up for auction on Sunday, November 15th, at a price starting at 10,000 euros (11,800 dollars).

The sale takes place in the Palace of Versailles, where angry crowds surrounded the Queen and King Louis the 16 before they were executed by guillotine in 1793. The shoe bears its name on its heel, made of white goat leather.

“Jean-Pierre Ouzina” of the auction house that is conducting the sale said he believed it was worn regularly during daily life in the palace.

“This auction comes at a time when the French are facing real doubts about their values, and many of them cling to the history of France,” he said.

Marie Antoinette is considered one of the world’s most prominent and most famous queens, whether because of her authoritarian politics, or because of her love for luxury, luxury and fashion, or because of her famous phrase when they told her that the poor of France were starving: “Feed the poor the brioche”, or biscuits in some news. A saying that has not been historically proven to be attributed to.

Marie Antoinette was the last queens to rule France, who were known for their extravagance, luxury and extravagance while the people watched them with sorrow, anger and boil.

So the French Revolution came to upset standards and displace the nobility and aristocrats without mercy or pity after years of hunger, injustice and deprivation.

According to historians, it appears that about forty thousand people were executed during the period of horror that occurred shortly after the French Revolution, and while this number may shock some, the revolutions must be based on blood, from which they draw their strength and might in order to establish justice, freedom and equality. : “Red freedom has a door / with every bitten hand that knocks”.

The fall and the outbreak of the revolution

And «Marie Antoinette» is originally María Antonia Josefa Johanna from Austria.

She was born in 1755 in Austria and married to the French Crown Prince when she was fourteen years old, in an attempt to end the war that was ongoing at that time between France and Austria, and this marriage, like other royal marriages, was a popular and customary procedure in an era when royal sons were married between them. To conclude peace treaties between states and empires.

With the death of King Louis XV in the year 1774, Marie Antoinette’s husband Louis XVI sat on the French throne, becoming the Queen of France when she was still nineteen years old.

After a few years on the throne, King Louis XVI began to face many problems in governance, from economic crises, popular protests, political confrontations and the loss of people’s confidence in him.

The king was, according to historians, a weak king who was not qualified to rule. Reading, hunting, and isolation would affect the penetration of the corridors of government and carry out the affairs of his court and his people with sophistication and cohesion. Marie Antoinette’s interference in the government increased and multiplied, especially with the increasing waves of popular anger.

With the aggravation of matters, the increase in the tension of the souls and the deterioration of the economic conditions, the conditions worsened and the events flared up, and the French people established a siege on the royal family, preventing them from leaving Paris.

The French people took more than one offense to their property and blamed it for its negligence and vanity, and thus it was the direct cause of the revolution that took place later.

Marie Antoinette was accused of treason and communicating with the enemy (which is her birthplace Austria), and her morals, path, and upbringing of her children were challenged.

The issue of her diamond contract, which was valued at that time 2,000,000 French pounds, which is more than 14 million dollars today, may be a fundamental issue in the people’s revolution against her, despite her innocence of the whole matter.

With the increase in turmoil day after day, the French Revolution broke out in the summer of 1789, a revolution that is considered a prominent historical engine and one of the most influential historical events in human political, economic and social development.

Many peoples have been imitated by the principles of this revolution and its course for long decades, and to this day this revolution is still an example among the peoples struggling to achieve their freedom, rights, and social and economic justice.


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