Marie Antoinette Forums, Google Books, Blogs and more!
Where does your blog queen go to for an online fix of fashion, history or fun? Look about you for some of my favorite. And please, feel free to let me know if there are others I should add. (Note: This is a work in progress. If I’ve omitted your very wonderful site, please let me know, either at whatwouldmarieantoinettedo at gmail.com or in the comments. Also, I’ve included only sites related to Marie or history at this time, but there’s a chance I might run a page for others later).
Marie Antoinette Resources
- Marie Antoinette Online
Have a question about the Queen? Ask in the forum to discuss anything from movies, books to how she brushed her teeth. Enjoy resources on the life and times of Marie Antoinette including biography, image gallery, and reviewed links.
- Treasure for Your Pleasure
A list of fiction and non-fiction books on the Queen, including public domain works. A link to the Tumblr account of the same name.
- Marie Antoinette Gossip Guide
Shares gossip about the 18th century’s VIPs through tidbits on fashion, art and entertaining, music and scandal.
- Versailles and More
Historical explorations from novelist Catherine Delors.
- Tea at Trianon
Reflections on Marie Antoinette, 18th century French art, politics and religion and Catholicism from novelist and Carmelite Elena Maria Vidal.
- Madame Guillotine
A sassy bloggess posts on art history, Francophile goodness and her own historical fiction.
Modern Fun and Frippery
- La Reine et sa Ministre des Modes
Marie-inspired decadence, fun and fashion and cosmetics.
- Maddened by the Stars
Awesome Marie-inspired photo posts (Versailles, Movie stills) and more from one of Marie Antoinette’s biggest fans.
- Modern Day Marie
Amazing modern day parties and fashions from a 21st century queen. The blog is currently on hold, but the posts are worth look.
Good Reads and Book Reviews
- Enchanted by Josephine
A celebration of historical fiction and writing.
- Two Nerdy History Girls
Two novelists discuss books, old-timey fashion and gossip.
- Passages to the Past
Historical fiction and non-fiction releases and reviews.
- The Maiden’s Court
Fiction reviews, author interviews
- Raucous Royals
Fun discussions on history from author and illustrator Carlyn Beccia.
- Historically Obsessed
Historical fiction book reviews, author interviews
- Fuchsia’s Eighteenth Century Dress
One girl’s quest to make an entire 18th century dress, stays, accessories and all.
- American Duchess: Feathers, Finery and Frippery
Free flowing, instructional 18th century costume blog, with photos.
- Staying Alive: 18th Century Fashion Adventures and Ramblings
A lover of costume history tries to bring 18th century beauty to the modern day.
Historical costume instructions, photos, resources.
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Eighteenth Century Resources
- Eighteenth Century American Women:
A Museum in a Blog
A fascinating blog following how 18th century women’s lives changed in America throughout the century. Includes everything from biographies of real American women, French fashion plates and discussions of art and food.
- Eighteenth Century Blog
Fashion & Culture from the 1700s
- Eighteenth Century Cuisine
One woman’s exploration of 18th century French cuisine — with recipes and photos of her attempts.
- Georgiana’s Gossip Guide to the 18th Century
The British companion page to Marie Antoinette’s Gossip Guide, with music, architecture, gossip and more.
- Duchess of the Shire
Duchess of the Shire
It’s like reading the diary of a scandalous duchess, just on Blogspot and Twitter
- American Society of Eighteenth Century Studies
Scholarship resources and calls for papers