The First Love of Louis XIV


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If kings could choose their wives, Marie Mancini, would become the Queen of France; but the kings just can’t do it, and so she had to go into a long, practically life-time exile, for after His Majesty’s marriage to Marie-Therese, Louis never wanted Marie Mancini admitted in His presence again; for the scars we receive so early in our lives have a tendency to grow with us.

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2 Responses to The First Love of Louis XIV

  1. Geske Svanekier says:

    What a beauty!

    • XVII century didn’t recognize her as beautiful — she was a skin-and bone teen; but they did mention her personality; so, the niece of Cardinal Mazarini must had been a real fire-cracker, in violation of all the standards.

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