Welcome to Episode 4 of Tea at Trianon Radio, dedicated to discussing the life and times of Marie-Antoinette, Queen of France and Navarre, who lived from 1755-1793. I am Elena Maria Vidal, the author of four historical novels, including TRIANON and MADAME ROYALE, which are about Marie-Antoinette and her family. In this our third broadcast we will continue talking about Queen Marie-Antoinette's relationship with her husband Louis XVI. Was Louis really an ungracious dolt, incapable of being a true husband? Was he himself so completely unlovable as he has often been described? Did sexual frustration drive the Queen to spend money, which is the typical Freudian interpretation? Such questions and more will be explored, based upon scholarship, both old and new. We will not be taking calls today but do email me a question or a comment at email@example.com.
Tea at Trianon Radio is brought to you by Mayapple Books in St. Michaels, Maryland, dedicated to publishing Modern Classics. Visit Mayapple Books at www.mayapplebooks.net.
Much of what we will be discussing today can be found on my Tea at Trianon Blog at http://teaattrianon.blogspot.com and will also be included in my new non-fiction book on Marie-Antoinette entitled Marie-Antoinette, Daughter of the Caesars, to be published in September 2015 by Mayapple Books.
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