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Talha RehmanMarie Antoinette Extra Credit20 Facts1. The French government granted special permission for the crew to film in the Palace ofVersailles.2. The film crew were allowed to store most of their equipment in the real Marie Antoinette'sbedroom.3. Marie Antoinette was fourteen years old and Louis XVI was fifteen when they were marriedin 1770. The actors at the time of filming, both in their mid-twenties.4. Marie Antoinette was 38 when she was executed. The actor who played this was just 24 at thetime.5. Marie Antoinette's last words have been recorded as "Pardonnez-moi, monsieur. Je ne l'ai pasfait exprès" ("Pardon me, sir, I did not do it on purpose". She was reportedly apologizing to herexecutioner for accidentally stepping on his shoe.6. In July 1789, the French Revolution had just begun. By July 17, members of the higharistocracy started fleeing the country while fearing for their safety. While there were fears thatthe unpopular Marie Antoinette would be assassinated, the queen refused to flee.7. In September 1792, the French monarchy was officially abolished. Marie Antoinette ceasedholding the title of queen (consort) during this transition to a republican regime.8. In August 1793, Marie Antoinette was transferred from the Temple to the Conciergerie, aprison with a large population of inmates. She officially became "Prisoner 280".9. Marie-Antoinette's birth on 2 November was thought to be ominous. She was born during thefeast of All Souls Day (Day of the Dead), a traditional day of mourning and commemorating thesouls of the dead.10. Louis XVI was executed in January 1793, despite the view of several revolutionaries that hecould be used as a hostage against France's royalist enemies. Marie Antoinette became a widowat the age of 37.

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