Redacted sections of Marie-Antoinette’s correspondence with Swedish Count Axel von Fersen are revealed due to Macro-X-ray fluorescence technology

Redacted sections of Marie-Antoinette’s correspondence with Swedish Count Axel von Fersen are revealed due to Macro-X-ray fluorescence technology

An article by a French research team led by Anne Michelin reports about very interesting experience of revealing redacted sections of correspondence between French Queen Marie-Antoinette to Swedish Count Axel von Fersen. The letters were written between 1791 and 1792, in the midst of the French Revolution. During this time, Queen Marle-Antoinette and her husband, King Louis XVI, were living under strict security in the Tuileries Palace in... Read more