A sumptuous recreation of the glittering court of Louis XIV by our very own Nancy Mitford. During his reign Louis XIV was the most powerful king in Europe, presiding over a golden age of military and artistic achievements. He deployed his charm and talents for spin widely with his court centred on Versailles, a vast palace from where he conducted his government and his complex love affairs. Nancy Mitford describes the daily life of this splendid court in great detail, recreating Louis' world in vivid colour.
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