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Author: Crown
ISBN: 051754783X
Language: English
Pages: 255 pages
Category: Europe
Publisher: Harmony; 1st edition (January 1, 1982)
Rating: 4.3
Formats: lit docx mbr lrf
FB2 size: 1790 kb | EPUB size: 1317 kb | DJVU size: 1595 kb
Sub: History

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Nevertheless The Sun King remains, as her friend Harold Acton, another English historian of Bourbons (The Bourbons of Naples, 1956; The Last Bourbons of Naples, 1961), wrote in his biography of Nancy Mitford, the most entertaining introduction to its subject in English. Marie-Thérèse eventually brought the crown of Spain to the Bourbons - who shall say that Mazarin’s brains would not have been a greater prize? They were to prove a precious legacy to many another family. So Fouquet went to his long martyrdom in the fortress of Pignerol.

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Blushing beneath his crown. Bring me a big, red, india-rubber ball! King John was not a good man-. Next morning when the sun. Rose up to tell a waiting world. King John was not a good man, And no good friends had he. He stayed in every afternoo. ut no one came to tea. And, round about December, The cards upon his shelf. Which wished him lots of Christmas cheer, And fortune in the coming year, Were never from his near and dear, But only from himself. King John was not a good man, Yet had his hopes and fears. That Christmas had begun

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But after her escape she offended none other than the crown prince Luther! What else could go wrong? .

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WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY STELLA TILLYARD During his reign Louis XIV was the most powerful king in Europe. He presided over a golden age of military and artistic achievement in France, and deployed his charm and talents for spin and intrigue to hold his court and country within his absolute control. The Sun King's universe centred on Versailles, a glittering palace from where Louis conducted his government and complex love affairs. Nancy Mitford describes the daily life of this splendid court in sumptuous detail, recreating the past in vivid colour.
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I love Mercedes
Nancy Mitford has the gift of bringing life and personality to otherwise distant historical figures, such as Louis IV, and Frederick the Great of Prussia. An added bonus --- her biographies are lavishly illustrated, so the reader not only learns fascinating facts about her subjects, but can see what they looked like over the years, the palaces they lived in ("then" and "now"), how they dressed, favorite pets, etc.
Tiv
Nancy Mitford is best known as an author of witty, elegant novels like The Pursuit of Love and Love in a Cold Climate. In the 1950s and 1960s she also produced a number of historical works, of which The Sun King is one of the best.

The Sun King is a personal biography of Louis XIV. It does not deal in great detail with the political, military, or economic issues of Louis XIV's reign but primarily focuses on his personal life and that of his family. Louis married his double first cousin Marie Therese of Spain (she being his genetic sister for all intents and purposes, the reader is amazed that his family turned out as strong and healthy as they did). He also had three major mistresses and a string of casual acquaintanceships which produced a number of illegitimate children. His numerous relations also produced a quantity of children and had many extramarital relationships.

A major part of the book deals with the construction of Versailles. Indeed the book seems almost to be a biography of the chateau. The profuse illustrations, including many photographs of the chateau and its grounds, add immeasurably to the pleasure of reading this work.

But the most compelling reason for reading The Sun King is to enjoy Mitford's elegant, witty, prose style, which is as much in evidence here as in her novels.
Bulace
I greatly enjoyed this book. To start with, it is a nice size and has many many color reproductions of paintings of the people and places... since they were royalty, this is often great art, so the larger size qualifies it as a small art/picture book.

There is, of course, well written, engaging text on the lives of these people and the intertwinings of public and personal history. In this story, we see how the seeds of revolution were sown by moving the royals away from the city, so that two generations later we have people who are completely unfamiliar with real life outside Versailles.

Some will find this confusing and frustrating because so often names were similar or honorific titles overlapped. Person A is called "Monsieur" by person B, but person C calls him "Sir John" and person D calls him by his title, the second Earl of the Whoosie. Do be prepared to flip back and forth to clarify whether is is the Duke of Borne or the Duke of Burne (I just made that name up, but you get the idea), especially when they are married to each other's sister, and every other woman is named Marie Thereses or Anne Marie. All this to say it does require some attentiona and committment from the reader.

The reward is a rich history where personal piques shaped the lives of hundreds, and in many cases, misshaped the lives more than a corset misshapes the body. The writing is often witty but we see enough of their foibles to care about these folks too. Informative and enjoyable.
Ka
GREAT BOOK. SHED ALOT OF LIGHT ON THE HISTORY OF VERSAILLES AND ANSWERED ALOT OF QUESTIONS I HAD ABOUT THE SUN KING.
Iriar
An interesting book, but a pity that it jumps about too much. The Kindle version does not have a Family Tree which is a shame as it would have put the family in better context.
Ces
I recently purchased "The Sun King" by Nancy Mitford. I have read this book many times and thought it would be a wonderful birthday gift for a young person whom I know. The author brings to life the world of Louis XIIII and the text is supported by numerous pictures and photographs. It's a fascinating book in the genre of Historical Biography and I would recommend it to anyone interested in European History.
Majin
Beautifully illustrated and intimate account of the king and court. The writing is engaging, informed and lively. Not dry history.
love this book