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  • Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King | Antonia Fraser

    Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV, ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in 17th-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis' accomplishments and follies, exploring in riveting detail his intimate relationships with women.

    Louise says: "Excellent!"
  • Love and Louis XIV | Antonia Fraser

    Love and Louis XIV

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated By Patricia Hodge
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    This audiobook centres around the Sun King and his relationship with numerous and fascinating women. Naturally dividing into five parts, it concentrates on the King's mother, Anne of Austria; his first important mistress, Louise de la Valliere; Athenais Marquise de Montespan, who acted as unofficial Queen of Versailles; Marie Therese, his wife, of course; and Madame de Maintenon, governess to the illegitimate royal children.

  • Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King | Antonia Fraser

    Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated By Justine Eyre
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    Antonia Fraser vividly portrays the vast edifice of Louis XIV's court between the years 1643 and 1715. Brilliantly exploring the rich dynamic that existed between Louis XIV and the many fascinating women who ornamented his personal life, Fraser examines not only Louis' mistresses, but also the wider story of his relationships with women in general.

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