I was watching "Lucy Worsley's Royal Myths and Secrets" last night on PBS (US) on Marie Antoinette. I was surprised that she was trying to make it that the French have whitewashed the terror out of their histories. A doubtful proposition (more likely the British have whitewashed their own experience with cutting off a King's head). She also made it that the support for the American Revolution bankrupt France. True up to a point, but France was already in dire financial shape from at least the time of Louis XIV. Help the American rebels didn't help though. I believe you can watch the program if you go to the PBS website.