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How dare he! [Dec. 12th, 2005|09:43 am]
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Marie-Augustin Marquis de Pélier of Brittany was arrested in 1786 and spent the next fifty years of his life in prison. His crime: Whistling at Queen Marie Antoinette as she was being ushered into a theater.
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[User Picture]From: ladyofshadow
2005-12-12 07:51 am (UTC)
Well...least he wasn't beheaded...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 07:53 am (UTC)
Well, we wouldn't want to take extreme measures! ;)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 08:00 am (UTC)
Marie Antoinette? By a lot of accounts, yes. Generally she's portrayed by attractive women in film/tv versions as well. *shrug*
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[User Picture]From: xenaamazon
2005-12-12 08:17 am (UTC)

Oooooh!

Never ever whistle at a Queen. lol.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 08:18 am (UTC)

Re: Oooooh!

Clearly it'll get ya in trouble. :)
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[User Picture]From: duckfast
2005-12-12 08:18 am (UTC)
ummm, damn. i will check to see who i am whistling at from now on.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 08:21 am (UTC)
Good plan. :)
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[User Picture]From: unknownalchemy
2005-12-12 08:20 am (UTC)
ha, if that were true today, construction workers would all be in prison! I wonder if queen elizabeth follows that principle too.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 08:22 am (UTC)
lol, I doubt it. ;) She probably couldn't hear them anyway..


Oooh, that was mean. :)

And yes, Construction workers'd be in a lot of trouble. :) As would most teenage boys.
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[User Picture]From: witchylatina
2005-12-12 08:30 am (UTC)
Wow...so if I whistle at a King would I go to jail too? How about if I yell "hubba hubba"?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 08:34 am (UTC)
lol! I don't know. I imagine a king might take being whistled at more gracefully then a queen.
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[User Picture]From: reenie72
2005-12-12 08:36 am (UTC)
Wow. :D Over-react much, did she?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 08:39 am (UTC)
I think so, assuming she was the one that decided the sentence. I wonder though if it wasn't more her advisors?
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[User Picture]From: pith_stop
2005-12-12 08:52 am (UTC)
Consider this, the French revolution ended in 1799. That means that he spent 37 years in prison after Marie was separated from her head. He must not have been too sympathetic a character.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 08:58 am (UTC)
Good call.

Or people forgot about him?
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2005-12-12 09:31 am (UTC)
oh well now
that was nothing to lose her head about, was it?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 09:36 am (UTC)
*grooooan*
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[User Picture]From: starlit_picnic
2005-12-12 09:25 pm (UTC)
How do they know he was whistling at her?
Mabey he was trying to call a horse and buggy cab or something. . .

Poor guy.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-12 10:16 pm (UTC)
Well, that's a risk you take when you're whistling in Paris, I guess. *grin*
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-14 07:47 am (UTC)
Ooh! Let me know what you find! I think women are the bad guys often too. There's good people and bad people in the world, and I doubt gender has much to do with it. :)
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-14 07:44 am (UTC)
Anytime! :)
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[User Picture]From: glitterspritz
2005-12-14 09:02 am (UTC)
Extreme arrestments were the thing back then. Like that poet that was confined to the Tower because the queen didn't want him to have another girlfriend...If I remember the names, I'll edit my post.
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[User Picture]From: glitterspritz
2005-12-14 09:04 am (UTC)
Was it Thomas Wyatt and Anne Boleyn?
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[User Picture]From: glitterspritz
2005-12-16 05:02 am (UTC)
Someone should look into that...sounds like a Lifetime movie. lol.

Secret Marriage: The Loves of Elizabeth I
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2005-12-16 11:50 am (UTC)
lol. Generally British things surpass Lifetime Movies.
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