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comment Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
+1 Thrilling short summary of several centuries of history. Can you recommend any book with a similar scope and argument?
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comment Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
@Semaphore Now we are getting somewhere. This is what I am interested in (but was asking in a somewhat oblique way, as I now realize.) Anyway, spending more effort does not seem worthwhile.
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comment Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
@MarkC.Wallace The question should now be deleted (see above). (Countess Chotek wasn't "legitimate" by some rules. There may have been such rules in France, which is what I was asking about.)
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comment Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
@FelixGoldberg Theoretically. In practice the fact that theirs was also a Catholic royal house was perhaps even more key. But without better evidence I'm still not convinced that the French court would would normally have considered Vienna (first) when choosing a heir's bride in the late 18th century.
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comment Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
@Semaphore Here is an example that involved a later Habsburg and his non-eligible (by some standards) bride.
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comment Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
Another strange downvote on this site. I would delete this question but cannot as it already has received an answer. Bye ...
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comment Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
Where's the evidence for the Habsburgs being the most prestigious European royal house in the 18th century? +1 for the concrete list of names, as there are some who traveled West to France (i.e. not from Spain), which I was not aware of.
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