The Sun King : Louis Fourteenth at Versailles
Publish date: October 1st 1966
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
Once again, Nancy Mitford is the gossipy friend who happens to know quite a lot about 17th century France. The Sun King is a biography of both the French monarch and his home, Versailles. From the building of the palace to Louis XIV's many relationships, Mitford takes her informed but light-hearted ...
Read and enjoyed many, many years ago.
quietism = a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God---256 pages here.I so want an orange tree in a silver pot!---Bernini also gained royal commissions from outside Italy, for subjects such as Louis XIV, Cardinal Richelieu, Francesco I ...
Mitford's gossipy, sarcastic tone invigorates the already fascinating tale of King Louis XIV of France.
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