Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths & Secrets

“Let Them Eat Cake”

Clip: Episode 3 | 2m 46s Video has closed captioning.

Lucy explores the famous myth that Marie Antoinette uttered the phrase “Let them eat cake." As an Austrian royal in the French court she was notorious for her profligacy and her love of fine clothes and parties. And this was partly why she was blamed for being a cause of the French revolution. But just how fair is this?

Aired: 07/05/20

Rating: TV-14

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