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Busting Marie Antoinette Myths: 7 Things She Never Did

08/22/2011 09:10 am 09:10:43 | Updated Oct 22, 2011

Marie Antoinette, the glamorous last queen of France, was notorious for many things--most of which she never did or said. Because history is written by the winners and she was the French Revolution's greatest victim, much of the information handed down about her lies somewhere between gross exaggeration and outright lies. Many people think she just went from heedless to headless, a bubble-headed spendthrift who was responsible for the revolution. So here are seven busted myths about the woman who became Marie Antoinette and the truth behind the propaganda. Want more on Marie Antoinette? Check out my book "Becoming Marie Antoinette."