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
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"'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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