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The self-proclaimed Sun King, Louis XIV ruled over the most glorious and extravagant court in seventeenth-century Europe. Now, Antonia Fraser goes behind the well-known tales of Louis's accomplishments and follies, exploring in riveting detail his intimate relationships with women. The king's mother, Anne of Austria, had been in a childless marriage for twenty-two years before she gave birth to Louis XIV. A devout Catholic, she instilled in her son a strong sense of piety and fought successfully for his right to absolute power. In 1660, Louis married his first cousin, Marie-Th?r?se, in a political arrangement. While unfailingly kind to the official "Queen of Versailles," Louis sought others to satisfy his romantic and sexual desires. After a flirtation with his sister-in-law, his first important mistress was Louise de La Valli?re, who bore him several children before being replaced by the tempestuous and brilliant Ath?na?s, marquise de Montespan. Later, when Ath?na?s's reputation was tarnished, the king continued to support her publicly as Ath?na?s left court for a life of repentance. Meanwhile her children's governess, the intelligent and seemingly puritanical Fran?oise de Maintenon, had already won the king's affections; in a relationship in complete contrast to his physical obsession with Ath?na?s, Louis XIV lived happily with Madame de Maintenon for the rest of his life, very probably marrying her in secret. When his grandson's child bride, the enchanting Adelaide of Savoy, came to Versaille she lightened the king's last years.

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