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Publisher Description

Love and Louis XIV centres around the Sun King and his relationships with numerous fascinating women: his mother, Anne of Austria, to whom he was devoted; his first important mistress, Louise de la Valliere, who bore him several illegitimate children; Athenais Marquise de Montespan, who acted as unofficial Queen of Versailles; Madame de Maintenon, governess to the illegitimate royal children; and of course, Marie Therese, his wife. Also examined are his relations in old age with his daughters, granddaughters, and the wife of his grandson. This audiobook vividly brings to life the vast edifice of Louis XIV's court - the magnificence, artistic splendour, elaborate ritual, and, at times, absurdity and misery.

GENRE
History
NARRATOR
JF
Julia Franklin
LENGTH
14:19
hr min
RELEASED
2007
May 22
PUBLISHER
Whole Story Audiobooks
PRESENTED BY
Audible.co.uk
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
655.2
MB