Antoinette Response - Tehya Demski-Hamelin HS102-02 Burns-Ricciardi\"Let them eat cake-attributed to Marie Antoinette Marie-Antoinette was Louis XVI's

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Tehya Demski-Hamelin HS102-02 Burns-Ricciardi 09/14/11 "Let them eat cake"--attributed to Marie Antoinette. Marie-Antoinette was Louis XVI's Queen. Though this quite is usually attributed to her, it is very unlikely that she actually said it. It is more likely that Marie-Thérèse, Louis XIV's wife, had said it when her husband was ruling. Rousseau wrote about a “princess” saying “then let them eat pastry” in a passage two or three years before Marie-Antoinette was even in the country. But that passage was also written a hundred years after Marie-Thérèse was in rule. Louis XVIII even wrote in his memoir that “why don't they eat pastry” was said by Marie-

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