Wednesday, 17 April 2013

One Beast - Two Heads

All through the l'ancien régieme pamphlets appeared depicting gentlemen and ladies of the court in disgracing ways - sometimes they were downright vicious. Of course, these pamphlets were based on rumours and as everyone knows, rumours are almost always untrue and always exaggerated. This one is a pamphlet about Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette:

Obviously, this is made to ridicule the couple and to show how the people thought of especially the Queen's role - the French people was convinced that the Queen possessed a massive political influence over her husband - which was completely untrue - and in this way they were "one beast with two heads".

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