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Philip Mansel

Philip Mansel is one of Britain's leading historians of France and the Middle East. His previous books include Louis XVIII, The Eagle in Splendour: Napoleon and his Court, The Court of France: 1789-1830, Paris Between Empires, 1814-1852 and Dressed to Rule: Royal and Court Costume from Louis XIV to Elizabeth II. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, the Royal Society of Literature, the Institute of Historical Research and the Royal Asiatic Society, and he is President of the Conseil...See more