Category Archives: Madame Maintenon

The Scars I Had Received In My Childhood Grew Up With Me: the Royal Children

“It seems to me that some changes are due in our park,” writes Louis XIV to his architect, Mansart, “the subject matter is too serious, we have to rejuvenate it… add something of  childhood here.” Versailles was never a placed for … Continue reading

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Pick Your Color

“Last night Monsiuer has shared the news,” writes Princess Palatine, “wow, the old nag (Madame Maintenon) has the uterus cancer. Wouldn’t that be wonderful! Only I don’t believe it. I had often noticed that she pretends to be deathly ill whenever she … Continue reading

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