The premise of the marvelous mashup is simple. Take elemental bits and pieces of history and modern pop culture and remix them. Author Melissa G. Wilson brings readers her own innovative version of this entertaining art form with her book series Masters Mashups. She takes two famous figures separated by time and circumstance, mixes up their stories, and explores the unlikely similarities that present themselves as their lives unfold.
What do Marie Antoinette, Queen of France, and Madonna, Queen of Pop have in common? These two women are no strangers to opulence and public scrutiny, but how do their lives truly compare? Both were influenced by headstrong mothers and deep religious upbringings. Each was inspired and molded by the cultural and artistic norms of their times and struggled to break the barriers imposed on them by men.
This mashup examines the turning points for both of these powerful and iconic queens, the people that influenced them, and the major events that revealed their true character.
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