Remembrance of a Dark Day
Another year, another remembrance of that dark October noonday in which Marie Antoinette lost her head. A blow to Catholic monarchy, but a deeper blow to humanity; man’s brute ruthlessness exhibited its might.
I won’t bore my readers with my oft repeated monarchist drivel, I will instead commemorate her sad day with a few images.
Marie Antoinette, Queen of France
anonymous artist, engraving, 18th cent.
b. 2nd November 1755
d.16th October 1793, 12:15 pm
Recquiscat in Pace
Josia Wedgewood and Sons
For quite some time I had been in the habit of featuring a chair, often once a week. I haven’t for some time, but this beauty popped up and I could not resist, as it was made for her most holy highness.
Maker Jean Baptiste Claude Sené
I thought I would close with this recording of Stabat Mater by Vivaldi, it is very beautiful and felt fitting.
Recquiscat in Pace dear Queen.