This work takes as its subject Louis XIV at Versailles - from the moment he decided to transform his father's hunting lodge into the greatest palace in Europe to his death there 54 years later. It covers the daily life of the king, the court and the government during the period of France's apogee in military power and artistic achievement. The ...
This work takes as its subject Louis XIV at Versailles - from the moment he decided to transform his father's hunting lodge into the greatest palace in Europe to his death there 54 years later. It covers the daily life of the king, the court and the government during the period of France's apogee in military power and artistic achievement. The book discusses the plans for and the building of the palace, and the creation of remarkable elaborate works of art with which it was filled. The book reconstructs the course of Louis's love affairs, culminating in his secret marriage to Madame de Maintenon, episodes such as the affair of the poisons, the creation of the School for Girls at Saint-Cyr, Lord Portland's embassy and the marriage of the Duchess of Bourgogne.
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I am the great fan of louis XIV and if you like court life,versailles,you must read this book
May 3, 2007
Wow, what knowledge this book holds
This should be a must read in High School, it is amazing how different the world was compared to how we live know. This book gives you information on law, ediquette, interior design, and most important, life at court. I would love to visit France and that gorgeous, palace someday! You've got to read this if your a beginner history buff!!!
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