Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King
Publish date: October 24th 2006
Publisher: Nan A. Talese
Pages no: 388
Edition language: English
, European History
, World History
, 17th Century
, 18th Century
Busty young princess Marie-Adélaïde set tongues and codpieces wagging today as she made her first appearance in court looking dressed to kill in a daring figure-hugging gown. The saucy Savoyarde (34-20-34, after corset) was presented to future hubby the Dauphin – but onlookers said her Alpine attrib...
4,5 starsMemorable Scenes: - Nathaniel opening up to Katie about his family > throat lump moment- The days in Rio > with its high point: the sexy scene in the lift *fans self*Nathaniel Wolfe is a big Hollywood actor. He’s broody, sarcastic and guarded, hiding a vulnerable man beneath his outward blu...
Lady Antonia Fraser is an accomplished historian; her Tudor books have enthralled me for years. I chose her to introduce me to the French court--sadly, a disappointment. This book is focused on King Louis XIV and the women he loved in his life. It begins well, with a focus on Louis XIV's mother a...
A very enjoyable read for me, and another addition to my keeper shelves. Besides the more famous mistresses of Louis XIV, there's also a look at the lesser known ones, and the women that adored Louis, but were unlikely to have shared his bed, such as his two sisters-in-law, Henriette-Anne and Liselo...