Did Marie Antoinette really tell French peasants to eat cake?


Marie Antoinette was only ten when Rousseau published the famous 'let them eat cake' quote. Check out our HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about what this statement actually meant -- whether or not Marie actually said it.

Topics in this Podcast: Marie Antoinette, French history, french revolution, royalty, myths, biographies, House of Habsburg, House of Bourbon, women, 18th century