Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King


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The book centres around the Sun King and his relationship with numerous and fascinating women. Naturally dividing into five parts it will concentrate on the King's 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 until her involvement in the affair of poisons, and of course Marie Therese, his wife; and Madame de Maintenon, governess to the illegitimate ...

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May 14, 2009

Loved it!

I read this straight thru. I'm a fan of Antonia Fraser anyway and this was a great read. I would definitely recommend this to anyone who loves history.

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