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Free read ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Antonia Fraser Free read ☆ Love and Louis XIV The Women in the Life of the Sun King Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Antonia Fraser ☆ 2 Read The self proclaimed Sun King Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth century Europe Now Antonia Fraser goes behind the well known tales of Louis’s accomplishments and follies exploring in riveting detail his intimate relationships with womenThe king’s mother Anne of Austria had been in a childless marriage for twenty two years before she gave birth to Louis XIV A devout Catholic she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power In 1660 Louis married his first cousin Marie Thérèse in a political a. Busty young princess Marie Ad la de 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 attributes also had the King giving her the royal once over Official courtiers were unavailable for comment but sources close to Versailles told us She may only be 11 but that s hardly likely to stop Louis Frankly if we didn t keep a steady supply of hos round here I honestly worry he d start humping the furniture House of Bourbon said another House of Whore bon like This book is essentially a Louis uatorzian tabloidThe problem I had with it was that it felt a bit too light to be valuable history but at the same time not uite salacious enough to be enjoyed as just good gossip Antonia Fraser s approach is to tell the story of Louis XIV s reign through the women that were close to him from his mother Anne of Austria through his wifes and mistresses down to his beloved granddaughter in law Adelaide but although it does contain uite a few fascinating anecdotes overall I felt I didn t finish the book much enlightened than before I startedIt does drive home to you uite how much Louis for want of a better word slutted it up at court The very fact that there was a semi official position for his ma tresse en titre complete with suite of royal apartments kind of amazes me what on earth did the ueen think of it One of many fundamental uestions that this book doesn t really address They all lived in each other s pockets so nothing can have been a secret yet the fiction had to be maintained The ueen on one occasion actually walked right past the room where Louise La Valli re was going into labour with Louis s love child Are you all right the ueen asked seeing this girl clearly in some pain Louise panicking called back Colic Madame an attack of colic My favourite mistress was Fran oise Ath na s aka Madame de Montespan the only one who seems to be enjoying herself she had a famously sparkling line in conversation and also Fraser seems weirdly shocked by this liked sex a whole lot She s described as having long blonde hair a pouting mouth and eyes that were huge blue and very slightly exophthalmic all of which makes me think casting directors should be calling up Amanda SeyfriedAth na s happened to be married already her husband despite being advised that if your wife s cheating on you with the king you should probably just keep uiet kicked up a huge fuss about it and ended up getting exiled from court Back on his estate he pulled down the gates to his ch teau telling everyone loudly that his cuckold s horns were now too big to fit through them Classy way to handle itDominating the latter parts of the book is Fran oise d Aubign Madame de Maintenon who was older than Louis and clearly of an emotional support for him than a sexual fling Indeed she didn t really want to be a mistress as such preferring the role of religious advisor and loyal friend but as Fraser puts it she decided that a best friend s duty to Louis XIV did unfortunately include sleeping with him in order to prevent other frivolous less religiously focused people doing it without her own pure motives Louis probably married her in secret after his first ueen diedPerhaps my favourite character at court was not a mistress at all but Louis s sister in law a German princess known as Liselotte She was rather overweight and hated almost everyone especially the royal bastards whom she referred to cheerfully as the mouse droppings in the pepper While all around her were consumed with etiuette and courtesy she was scribbling happily during a particularly nasty cold that she probably looked like a shat on carrot or enjoying impromptu farting competitions with her immediate family the winner could make a noise like a flute I shall look like a shat on carrot Occasionally I uestioned Antonia Fraser s methods She has an admirable desire to make her story readable and compelling but sometimes she takes liberties to get the job done Consider this passageLouise flung herself trembling on the ground before him Only then did his glacial reception she had defied his explicit orders to stay at Versailles convince her of her terrible mistake How much inuietude you might have spared me had you been as tepid in the first days of our acuaintance as you have seemed for some time past You gave me evidence of a great passion I was enchanted and I abandoned myself to loving you to distraction The poignant words were those of a young woman in the celebrated best seller of the time Letters of a Portuguese Nun They might have been spoken word for word by LouiseWha You can t do that You can t just borrow lines from a novel and say Wow historical figures might well have said something a bit similar at least not without a lot of care and signposting This is not coolIf I look out of my kitchen window I can see the building where Louis XIV was born now an overpriced hotel My daughter plays in the enormous gardens of what was once the royal ch teau of Saint Germain en Laye So this is a place and period I am particularly interested in and this book does give you a few clues as to the interesting mixture of sexuality reined in by religious fervour that prevailed at the Sun King s court But in the final analysis I find myself craving something a bit detailed and criticaltl dr Phwoar what a scorcher Gilgamesh valuable history but at the same time not uite salacious enough to be enjoyed as just good gossip Antonia Fraser s approach is to tell the story of Louis XIV s reign through the women that were close to him from his mother Anne of Austria through his wifes and mistresses down to his beloved granddaughter in law Adelaide but although it does contain uite a few fascinating anecdotes overall I felt I didn t finish the book much enlightened than before I startedIt does drive home to you uite how much Louis for want of a better word slutted it up at court The Bombshell very fact that there was a semi official position for his ma tresse en titre complete with suite of royal apartments kind of amazes me what on earth did the ueen think of it One of many fundamental uestions that this book doesn t really address They all lived in each other s pockets so nothing can have been a secret yet the fiction had to be maintained The ueen on one occasion actually walked right past the room where Louise La Valli re was going into labour with Louis s love child Are you all right the ueen asked seeing this girl clearly in some pain Louise panicking called back Colic Madame an attack of colic My favourite mistress was Fran oise Ath na s aka Madame de Montespan the only one who seems to be enjoying herself she had a famously sparkling line in conversation and also Fraser seems weirdly shocked by this liked sex a whole lot She s described as having long blonde hair a pouting mouth and eyes that were huge blue and Ιστορία της Νεοελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας very slightly exophthalmic all of which makes me think casting directors should be calling up Amanda SeyfriedAth na s happened to be married already her husband despite being advised that if your wife s cheating on you with the king you should probably just keep uiet kicked up a huge fuss about it and ended up getting exiled from court Back on his estate he pulled down the gates to his ch teau telling everyone loudly that his cuckold s horns were now too big to fit through them Classy way to handle itDominating the latter parts of the book is Fran oise d Aubign Madame de Maintenon who was older than Louis and clearly of an emotional support for him than a sexual fling Indeed she didn t really want to be a mistress as such preferring the role of religious advisor and loyal friend but as Fraser puts it she decided that a best friend s duty to Louis XIV did unfortunately include sleeping with him in order to prevent other frivolous less religiously focused people doing it without her own pure motives Louis probably married her in secret after his first ueen diedPerhaps my favourite character at court was not a mistress at all but Louis s sister in law a German princess known as Liselotte She was rather overweight and hated almost everyone especially the royal bastards whom she referred to cheerfully as the mouse droppings in the pepper While all around her were consumed with etiuette and courtesy she was scribbling happily during a particularly nasty cold that she probably looked like a shat on carrot or enjoying impromptu farting competitions with her immediate family the winner could make a noise like a flute I shall look like a shat on carrot Occasionally I uestioned Antonia Fraser s methods She has an admirable desire to make her story readable and compelling but sometimes she takes liberties to get the job done Consider this passageLouise flung herself trembling on the ground before him Only then did his glacial reception she had defied his explicit orders to stay at Versailles convince her of her terrible mistake How much inuietude you might have spared me had you been as tepid in the first days of our acuaintance as you have seemed for some time past You gave me evidence of a great passion I was enchanted and I abandoned myself to loving you to distraction The poignant words were those of a young woman in the celebrated best seller of the time Letters of a Portuguese Nun They might have been spoken word for word by LouiseWha You can t do that You can t just borrow lines from a novel and say Wow historical figures might well have said something a bit similar at least not without a lot of care and signposting This is not coolIf I look out of my kitchen window I can see the building where Louis XIV was born now an overpriced hotel My daughter plays in the enormous gardens of what was once the royal ch teau of Saint Germain en Laye So this is a place and period I am particularly interested in and this book does give you a few clues as to the interesting mixture of sexuality reined in by religious fervour that prevailed at the Sun King s court But in the final analysis I find myself craving something a bit detailed and criticaltl dr Phwoar what a scorcher

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Free read ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Antonia Fraser Free read ☆ Love and Louis XIV The Women in the Life of the Sun King Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Antonia Fraser ☆ 2 Read Ad already won the king’s affections; in a relationship in complete contrast to his physical obsession with Athénaïs Louis XIV lived happily with Madame de Maintenon for the rest of his life very probably marrying her in secret When his grandson’s child bride the enchanting Adelaide of Savoy came to Versaille she lightened the king’s last years until tragedy struckWith consummate skill Antonia Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women’s religious lives as well as such practical matters as contraception into her magnificent sweeping portrait of the king his court and his ladie. As someone who loves his daughters and can t bear the thought of being away from them for very long it blows my mind how for hundreds of years the royalty of Europe sent their girls off to marry crowned douche bags in foreign countries fully knowing that they would almost certainly never see them again They were ostensibly doing this to ensure peace with marriage alliances but IT ALMOST NEVER WORKED In fact as Love and Louis XIV shows these marriages were at least as likely to bring war as they were to bring peace because every time country A would send a princess to country B they would essentially be giving country B a claim to the throne of country A It was an insane stupid and cruel way to conduct foreign policyI don t like Louis XIV From the very first time I learned about the way he ran his court I realized here s a man I wouldn t want to have to talk to at a neighborhood barbecue But his constant self aggrandizing wars were worse The thought of this pompous garbage golem in silk tights bringing his wife and mistresses along with him to live in splendor on campaign while he spread death and misery all over Europe with his armies the financing of which caused a great deal of misery back in France makes me want to push the man down the stairsOne of France s best kings Henri IV had ended the wars of religion in France almost a century earlier with the Edict of Nantes and Louis XIV threw this document out the window so he could persecute the Huguenots spreading miseryAnd then there was his massive hypocrisy in matters of sex and religion which is the focus of this particular book Women were important to Louis not just as wives and mistresses but as friends In Love and Louis XIV Antonia Fraser one of our best writers of popular history brings the soap opera that was Louis s court to life She makes sense of the relationships untangles the intrigue and tells the story with sympathy for its characters The result is a very good book Ιστορία της Νεοελληνικής Λογοτεχνίας very probably marrying her in secret When his grandson’s child bride the enchanting Adelaide of Savoy came to Versaille she lightened the king’s last years until tragedy struckWith consummate skill Antonia Fraser weaves insights into the nature of women’s religious lives as well as such practical matters as contraception into her magnificent sweeping portrait of the king his court and his ladie. As someone who loves his daughters and can t bear the thought of being away from them for Lorca in a Green Dress very long it blows my mind how for hundreds of years the royalty of Europe sent their girls off to marry crowned douche bags in foreign countries fully knowing that they would almost certainly never see them again They were ostensibly doing this to ensure peace with marriage alliances but IT ALMOST NEVER WORKED In fact as Love and Louis XIV shows these marriages were at least as likely to bring war as they were to bring peace because every time country A would send a princess to country B they would essentially be giving country B a claim to the throne of country A It was an insane stupid and cruel way to conduct foreign policyI don t like Louis XIV From the Broken Record very first time I learned about the way he ran his court I realized here s a man I wouldn t want to have to talk to at a neighborhood barbecue But his constant self aggrandizing wars were worse The thought of this pompous garbage golem in silk tights bringing his wife and mistresses along with him to live in splendor on campaign while he spread death and misery all over Europe with his armies the financing of which caused a great deal of misery back in France makes me want to push the man down the stairsOne of France s best kings Henri IV had ended the wars of religion in France almost a century earlier with the Edict of Nantes and Louis XIV threw this document out the window so he could persecute the Huguenots spreading miseryAnd then there was his massive hypocrisy in matters of sex and religion which is the focus of this particular book Women were important to Louis not just as wives and mistresses but as friends In Love and Louis XIV Antonia Fraser one of our best writers of popular history brings the soap opera that was Louis s court to life She makes sense of the relationships untangles the intrigue and tells the story with sympathy for its characters The result is a Anne Stokes Unicorns slim calendar 2019 (Art Calendar) very good book

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Free read ã PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ☆ Antonia Fraser Free read ☆ Love and Louis XIV The Women in the Life of the Sun King Ç PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Antonia Fraser ☆ 2 Read Rrangement While unfailingly kind to the official ueen of Versailles Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires After a flirtation with his sister in law his first important mistress was Louise de La Vallière who bore him several children before being replaced by the tempestuous and brilliant Athénaïs maruise de Montespan Later when Athénaïs’s reputation was tarnished the king continued to support her publicly until Athénaïs left court for a life of repentance Meanwhile her children’s governess the intelligent and seemingly puritanical Françoise de Maintenon h. A detailed look at the reign of Louis XIV and the various women in his life The list begins with his mother Anne of Austria who acted as regent when Louis assumed the throne at age four and then ends with his last mistress Madame de Maintenon In between we get details of his first love a couple other maitresses en titres his wife daughters and in laws My favorite of the bunch was Mary Beatrice d Este who was the wife of the exiled King James II When the king had to leave his country he took his wife and daughter to the French court where they lived under Louis s protection for several years Mary Beatrice apparently was very intelligent in addition to being beautiful and she and Louis were very close Fraser doesn t think they ever slept together I vote doubtful but their relationship was still very interestingInformation about each of the women is pretty evenly distributed but Fraser spends the most time with Maintenon makes sense since they were together the longest Fraser thinks they actually got married in secret after Louis s wife died but I m still not convinced Fraser s evidence is basically they were around each other all the time so you know why not and also once Maintenon was painted wearing royal ermine And I have to point out this book is all things considered kind of dull If you re a history nerd like me this won t bother you but still For every interesting story Fraser gives us dirty details people That s what we want there are pages of boring politics Yes Louis was involved in lots of wars but let s try and keep the book s title in mind Fraser As Louis himself once said Whores over wars bro Whores over wars citation needed

  • Hardcover
  • 388
  • Love and Louis XIV The Women in the Life of the Sun King
  • Antonia Fraser
  • English
  • 11 May 2018
  • 9780385509848