King Louis XIV: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of French Royalty)

King Louis XIV: A Life From Beginning to End (Biographies of French Royalty) by Hourly History 1520722109 9781520722108
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King Louis XIVHe was born on September 5th, 1638 in the French lap of luxury otherwise known as the "Chateau de Saint-Germain-en-Laye." This extravagant palace of French excess is located about 12 miles west of Paris. His birth name, "Louis-Dieudonne," is French for, literally, "Gift for God." This belief of divine right, initially inspired by his mother Queen Anne, would be a powerful theme throughout Louis XIVs life.

Inside you will read about... The Conflict of Kings
War and Marriage
The Noose Tightens
The Scorched Earth of Louis XIV
The Balance of Power
Louiss Last Stand
The Death of the King
And much more!

Although he didnt create absolutism in France, King Louis XIV seemed to embody the "divine right of kings" better than anyone had before him. Louis XIV directly correlated his own private good with that of the public good. There was really no concept of private property under Louis. The French King viewed all of France as his personal estate, with all who lived and toiled in his domain doing so only under his express permission; even so, not everyone in France had the same sentiment. The ones who most notably resisted the notion of the Kings absolutism were the French nobles and aristocrats that Louis depended upon to raise armies and defend the country. Despite his theory of absolutism, this dependence on French nobility to bear arms, gave them increasing autonomy and independence from the King. It was this independence that would one day come to a head, and send Louis, the so-called "Sun King" of divine inheritance, into a full-blown conflict with his own subjects - and the world at large.

Author: Hourly History

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 48

Publisher: Independently published

Publication Date: 2017-03-22

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