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The Ancien Régime

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In 1774 a teenage king and queen were
France's royals,
To themselves only, they were very loyal.
Was anyone else allowed to rule France?
No vote, no way, there was no chance!
(above) PAINTERS OF THE CABINET DU ROI, Élisabeth Louise VIGÉE-LE BRUN (after) Queen Marie-Antoinette (1755-1793) in a hoop skirt dress (after 1778) Versailles, musée national du château (MV 3892) © RMN (Château de Versailles) / Gérard Blot