Saturday, October 30, 2010
Passage de la Reine de Hongrie
But then a little thing called the French Revolution happened and we all know how that turned out for Marie Antoinette. And you don't have to know much about the Revolution to know that it didn't turn out well for pretty much anyone connected to the royals, in this case, an insignificant shopkeeper with aspirations above her station who too lost her head.
The moral of the story? Believing a flatterer may secure you a place in history but it's probably not very good for your physical well being.
Special thanks to Jacques for sharing this historical tidbit.