Thursday, 9 June 2016

Louis XIV's Court at Versailles.



When Louis XIV of France was twenty seven he transformed his father’s hunting lodge into a lavish royal residence at Versailles. He moved his government from Paris and expected his nobles to move and live there too, this rather​ clever tactic enabled him to keep an eye on any potential rivals, so as you might imagine, ​it was not long before his nobles were falling over one another in a effort to gain the king’s favour, if they succeeded they would secure themselves a​ place in the Versailles court hierarchy.

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