last letter of Marie Antoinette

Last letter from Marie Antoinette (original text)

L’last letter of Marie Antoinette, written by ex Queen of France a few hours before climbing the steps of the guillotine, It is kept in the National Archives in Hotel de Soubise.

The document, as well as poignant, It is crucial to understand the character of its author.

It deals with, At bottom, the spiritual testament of a woman who is about to be executed and directed his last earthly thoughts to loved ones.

In some places the ink appears faint, probably because of the tears falling on the sheet.

The recipient, his beloved younger sister Madame Elisabetta, younger sister Louis XVI, the last letter of Marie Antoinette never come.

At about 4 am on 16 October 1793, the illustrious prisoner of Conciergerie paper and pen and asked, the dim light of two candles, He wrote a masterpiece.

The letter begins well:

“It is up to you, my sister,I write for the last time. I have been
not condemned to a shameful death, it is not such that
for criminals, but to achieve your brother; innocent
like him, I hope to show the same firmness in the past
moments. I'm as calm as it is when the consciousness does not
condemn us; I have a deep sorrow to abandon my
poor children; you know that I did not exist for them and
Oh, my good and tender sister, You are of your
friendship sacrificed everything to be with us, in what position I leave! “

To read the full text the last letter of Marie Antoinette, I refer you to page of the place of my friend Lorenzo Crivellin.

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