Category Archives: Duke of Orleans

Versailles and the Iconography of Homosexuality

The Olympians, the Royal Family Portrait by Jean Norcet (1670). We see it when we enter the Sun King’s antechamber, the antechamber nick-named Bull’s Eye. This family portrait shows us all of Louis XIV’s immediate family and also tells us a … Continue reading

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What We Owe to the Libertines

Duke of Orleans, the Regent, was a hard-working man, but he partied just as hard and needed as much time there to show the seriousness of effort. This is why every afternoon, exactly at five o’clock, he would take his … Continue reading

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The Portrait of Debauchery

Jokes like that are illegal, but someone brought here a ladder and risked a hefty fine to tell me to turn left; so, I did and then continued to the end of the street where I saw an antique store … Continue reading

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Versailles Vice

Casanova spent a good part of his life trying to convince us that vice has nothing to do with crime. A waste of time, try telling a judge today that all you meant was to have some innocent fun! There … Continue reading

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Henriette of England at the French Court

It was Madame de la Fayette who told us the following anecdote from the life of Henriette of England; this English princess was the first wife of Monsieur, Duke of Orleans (1); his second wife, Princess Palatine later claimed in one of her … Continue reading

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Once I Met A Card That Resembled Me Very Much

If there were one person to blame for the Revolution, it would be Duke of Orleans. This is how the French Royalists see it. The taking of the Bastille, the Women’s March on Versailles, the financial support of the Club of … Continue reading

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Care To Join?

He died in the middle of a sentence as he was describing some debauchery of the previous night…. The title of Chevalier he had earned in the army. Chevalier of Lorraine was a lover of Phillip of Orleans and the … Continue reading

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