9782812317804

The Little Book of Versailles

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  • ISBN13:

    9782812317804

  • ISBN10:

    2812317809

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2018-05-15
  • Publisher: Hachette Livre Editions Du Chene

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Summary

•Uncover the history of the palace of Versailles in this charming little book

•The latest instalment in a series of pocket-sized guides

Why did Louis XIII go to Versailles? How many kings of France have lived in this palace? Why did Louis XIV decide to live outside Paris? When did the king's court settle in the palace? Why did courtiers wear wigs? Who is the most famous chronicler of life in the time of Louis XIV's court? Which sovereign was the mostly badly damaged by the "Affair of the Diamond Necklace"? Which was the last king to live in the castle?

Gloriously illustrated with pictures from the past, this little album charts the history of France's most famous castle over the course of four centuries, from its construction in 1631 to the signature of the Peace Treaty in 1919, passing by the women's march on Versailles in 1789.

Author Biography

Writer and journalist Dominique Foufelle lives and works in the South of France. She is interested in the history of customs and day-to-day life, women's history, language and nature. She has published many works with Editions du Chêne, such as The Little Book of Historical Quotes and The Little Book of Christmas,

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