5,576 reputation
1245
bio website
location
age
visits member for 1 year, 9 months
seen 2 days ago


Jul
14
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?
Jul
14
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.
Jul
14
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.)
Jul
14
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.
Jul
14
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.
Jul
14
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 ...
Jul
14
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.
Jul
14
asked Was Marie Antoinette considered a fully legitimate bride for the heir apparent to the French throne in 1770?
Jul
2
awarded  Inquisitive
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
28
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
11
awarded  Nice Question
May
21
awarded  Nice Answer
May
15
awarded  Nice Question
Apr
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
8
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
3
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
21
comment Was Hitler hostile to anglo-saxons before he became hostile to Jews?
Thx & welcome to the site BTW.
Mar
21
comment Was Hitler hostile to anglo-saxons before he became hostile to Jews?
Did you see my link re (contemporary meanings) of anglo-saxon?
Mar
21
comment Why only in the last few hundred year has science and technology progressed like it has
Imagine a future historian (or shall I say geek :) asking an analogous question on SE.H (still beta? :) say in a millennium from now when a lot of further technological progress may have occurred: would it be any different? If not, the fact that there is growth and progress may be your (and her) sufficient answer.