Louis XIV at Versailles
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Louis XIV at Versailles a selection from the memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon by Saint-Simon, Louis de Rouvroy duc de

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Published by The Folio Society in London .
Written in English


  • Louis -- XIV, -- King of France.

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Statementtranslated and edited by Desmond Flower ; with etchings by Goor.
ContributionsFlower, Desmond., Goor.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL18753691M

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Louis XIV - the Sun King or Louis the Great, as he was also known - ruled France with an iron fist for over half a century, from to his death in , outliving his son and even his grandson. His court at the Palace of Versailles became the most dazzling on the Continent, and through his intelligence and cunning, he made France the leading Cited by: 2. Louis XIV (Louis Dieudonné; 5 September – 1 September ), known as Louis the Great (Louis le Grand) or the Sun King (le Roi Soleil), was King of France from 14 May until his death in His reign of 72 years and days is the longest recorded of any monarch of a sovereign country in European history. In the age of absolutism in Europe, Louis XIV's France was a leader in Father: Louis XIII of France. Louis XIV, byname Louis the Great, Louis the Grand Monarch, or the Sun King, French Louis le Grand, Louis le Grand Monarque, or le Roi Soleil, (born September 5, , Saint-Germain-en-Laye, France—died September 1, , Versailles, France), king of France (–) who ruled his country, principally from his great palace at Versailles, during one of its most brilliant periods and who. Before Versailles book. Read reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Louis XIV is one of the best-known monarchs ever to grace the Fr /5.

The Palace of Versailles has been listed as a World Heritage Site for 30 years and is one of the greatest achievements in French 17th century art. Louis XIII's old hunting pavilion was transformed and extended by his son, Louis XIV, when he installed the Court and government there in A succession of kings continued to embellish the Palace up until the French Revolution. The Palace of Versailles (/ v ɛər ˈ s aɪ, v ɜːr ˈ s aɪ / vair-SY, vur-SY; French: Château de Versailles [ʃɑto d(ə) vɛʁsɑj] ()) was the principal royal residence of France from , under Louis XIV, until the start of the French Revolution in , under Louis is located in the department of Yvelines, in the region of Île-de-France, about 20 kilometres (12 miles Coordinates: 48°48′17″N 2°07′13″E / . The best biography on Louis XIV I've read to date is written by Jean-Christian Petitfils - louis xvi: Jean-Christian Petitfils - but, unfortunately, it's in French, and I wasn't able to find an English translation. Buy The Sun King: Louis XIV at Versailles New edition by Mitford, Nancy (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(85).

Louis XIV was the greatest of all French monarchs. Coming to the throne at the age of five, he ruled for 72 years and presided over the finest flourishing of French culture and one of its greatest periods of expansionist and military glory. This biography uses contemporary sources to examine the sort of monarch Louis XIV really was. The book provides an overview of the entire civilization 4/5(2). Louis XIV, also known as Sun King, chose fashion as the medium of royal authority. Art historian Philip Mansel explains the role of fashion from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II in his book Dressed to Rule (): “The right dress was believed to encourage loyalty, satisfy .   Louis XIV came to the throne in at the age of four with the monarchy ‘on a knife edge’ and died 72 years later with his country virtually bankrupt; but in the decades between he left a. Just finished Versailles on Amazon Prime but the series was cancelled and left unfinished after season 3. Could someone recommend a book about Louis XIV’s life and reign - but not of biographical nature - like a story retelling. A lot of people have recommended Before Versailles but I’m looking for a novel from his reign to his death.