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Love and Louis XIV

ebook / ISBN-13: 9780297857921

Price: £14.99

ON SALE: 18th September 2008

Genre: Humanities / History / Regional & National History / European History

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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.

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