Madame De Maintenon: The Secret Wife of Louis XIV

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Madame De Maintenon: The Secret Wife of Louis XIV - Buckley, Veronica

Francoise d'Aubigne was born in a bleak provincial fortress in 1635, her father a condemned murderer and traitor. Yet during her lifetime she managed to make her way from desperate poverty, via the bountiful and treacherous Caribbean islands, to a brilliant salon life in Paris and the centre of power at Versailles. Married at fifteen to forty-two ... Read More

Madame De Maintenon: The Secret Wife of Louis XIV 2008, Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, London

ISBN-13: 9780747580980

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