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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