Off the King’s Desk


There is some very famous furniture at Chateau de Versailles; for example, the desk of Louis XV. With a single turn of the key it would lock all of its drawers. A hidden button revealed a number of secret compartments. Louis XV had a double foreign policy, the official one handled by Duke of Choiseul, and the unofficial one handled by the hand-picked individuals, such as Count Saint-Germain. Besides the double life and the double foreign policy, Louis XV was known for his double standards. A good example there would be the Encyclopedia of Diderot forbidden everywhere in France except for the desk of His Majesty.

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