People who think Marie Antoinette is an overrated historical character have clearly never read Tudor historians speaking about Elizabeth and how she’s basically the second coming of Christ and how she fought the evil powers of evil Catholic Spain.
Wait, I don’t understand? Can’t I poke fun at the hallowed Elizabeth I of Protestant historiography AND criticize the popular media’s inordinate focus on Marie-Antoinette? Or am I missing something here?
But let’s be honest, even if Elizabeth was no Jesus Christ, neither was Antoinette an Elizabeth I. Their positions are incomparable given their respective statuses of regnant and consort - it’s rather like comparing apples to oranges.