Review: Babylon Berlin

Beautifully filmed and utterly mesmerising, Babylon Berlin graced our screens last year with a third season. Full of stunning visuals and intriguing plots, it acts as a deeper investigation into the lives of people across the social spectrum during Berlin in the late 1920s.

Elisabeth-Louis-Vigee-Le Brun, Marie-Antoinette, reine de France, 1755-1793, courtesy of Château de Versailles.

Marie Antoinette and the Politics of Gender

From her ascension to the French court in 1770 to her execution in 1793, Marie Antoinette was the subject of increasing hostility from the French people. Today, she occupies a fascinating place in popular memory, with some scholars going so far as to describe her as a “cult object”.