Le 19 juillet 2015, 09:09 dans Humeurs • 0
Madame Du Barry and Princesse de Lamballe The French Revolution broke out in 1789 and in the Reign of Terror that followed, scores of hapless people, whose only crime was being of aristocratic stock or associated in some manner with the royalty, ended their lives on the guillotine. Two prominent victims were Madame Du Barry and Princesse de Lamballe.
Madame Du Barry was one of Valentino Rockstud Shoes the most famous courtesans of France and the Mistress of the former King Louis XV. She was of humble origins a fact that made Marie Antoinette, as the new Dauphine, coldshoulder her. Although goodnatured, she was without the sharp intellect and powerful political acumen of her predecessor, the King's former lover, Madame de Pompadour. However, due to her association with the King of France, Madame Du Barry for a long time enjoyed a high status and privileged position in the French Court.
After his death in 1774 though, she was made to retire from Court and, after a twoyear sojourn at the Convent of PontauxDames, withdrew to live a comfortable, untroubled existence at her country estate, Chateau de Louveciennes. She was probably happier now than she had ever been, not having to dance to the King's whims or keep abreast with the numerous Court intrigues against her. So she lived quietly, took on new lovers, and, when time permitted, is said to have interested herself in social work in the neighboring areas. Her ministrations for the poor were however completely forgotten in the Reign of Terror and only her former excesses remembered.
However she met a gruesome death. She was guillotined in December 1793. That year she was accused of being against the French Revolution and on grounds of disloyalty towards the revolutionary cause, she was arrested. She was condemned to death by the Tribunal of Paris. On that fateful day, she cried and let out cries of hysterical requests, urging to Valentino Flats grant her one last, final moment.
Princesse Therese de Lamballe was a very close friend of Queen Marie Antoinette. She was a great support to her during the early, difficult years of her marriage to King Louis XVI, and she was to provide comfort in the later dark days of her life. Princesse de Lamballe was beautiful and witty and as fond of gaiety and the good life as the Queen. She was however no giddy, featherbrained creature and displayed remarkable personal courage and loyalty towards her disgraced royal friend.