Category Archives: Duke de Vendome

The Royal Bastards

  One of the things that Saint-Simon does not stop obsessing about is the royal bastards. That is the way he calls them in his memoirs, the bastards. Count of Toulouse and Duke of Maine were legitimized after the death … Continue reading

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The Windmills Drive Me Crazy (Las Molinas Del Viento Me Vuelvan Loco)

The location for the Chateau Versailles was chosen on the hill, right  where the old windmill used to turn its interminable arms. Louis XIV once asked Duke Vendome if the latter still remembered that windmill on the hill. What the duke answered is a … Continue reading

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