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The Secret Letters of Marie Antoinette

Learn how scientists uncovered the censored words in Marie Antoinette's letters to Count von Fersen.

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The Secret Letters of Marie Antoinette

Learn how scientists uncovered the censored words in Marie Antoinette's letters to Count von Fersen.

Intermediate
Read and listen to this story in Beelinguapp!

Marie Antoinette, the last Queen of France, is best remembered as a symbol of the excesses of monarchy. Her letters offer a more human portrait of her. But a few of them have challenged modern historians and scientists.
In 1982, the French National Archives purchased fifty letters that Marie Antoinette addressed to her rumored lover, Swedish count Axel von Fersen during the French Revolution.

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