The Sun King

The Sun King (Paperback)

By Nancy Mitford 
Publisher: Penguin UK
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 0140239677
EAN: 9780140239676
No. of Pages: 256
Publish Date: 1995-08-01
Binding: Paperback

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Description

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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Title: The Sun King
Publisher: Penguin UK
Author: Nancy Mitford
Edition: Paperback
ISBN: 0140239677
EAN: 9780140239676
No. of Pages: 256
Publish Date: 1995-08-01
Binding: Paperback

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