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Love and Louis XIV

The Women in the Life of the Sun King
CD - unabridged
(13 CDs)
Product Number: CU610
Released: 01 Oct, 2007
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781846329739
Narrator(s): Julia Franklin
Publisher: W F Howes
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Mistresses and wives, mothers and daughters - Antonia Fraser brilliantly explores the relationships which existed between The Sun King and the women in his life. This includes not only Louis XIV's mistresses, principally Louise de La Vallière, Athénaïs de Montespan, and the puritanical Madame de Maintenon, but also the wider story of his relationships with women in general, including his mother Anne of Austria, his two sisters-in-law who were Duchesses d'Orléans in succession, Henriette-Anne and Liselotte, his wayward illegitimate daughters, and lastly Adelaide, the beloved child-wife of his grandson. “A sparkling history which captures the giddy quality of the times.” SUNDAY TELEGRAPH “Vividly capturing 17th-century Europe's most extravagant court.” DAILY EXPRESS

Author(s): Antonia Fraser
Original Publish Date: 01 Oct, 2007

Professional reviews

"'An impressively researched and crafted book.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 'No-one writes about historical women as well as she does.' DAILY EXPRESS"

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