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Princes and Poisoners : Studies of the Court of Louis XIV (Illustrated)

ByFrantz Funck-Brentano

In his former book, M. Funck-Brentano solved once for all the mystery of the Man in the Iron Mask, showed up the impostor Latude in his true colours, and gave us surprising information about the latter days of the Bastille. In the present volume, the fruit of several years’ research among the archives at the Arsenal Library, he conclusively dispels the cloud of suspicion that has hung over the sudden death of Charles I’s winsome and ill-fated daughter Henrietta; gives us for the first time the authentic history of that beautiful poisoner Madame de Brinvilliers; suggests a very plausible explanation of Racine’s hitherto inexplicable retirement from dramatic writing; and throws a strange light upon the private history of Madame de Montespan and other fair ladies of Louis XIV’s Court.

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Publication Date
Aug 27, 2013
Language
English
ISBN
9781304367761
Category
History
Copyright
All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
Contributors
By (author): Frantz Funck-Brentano

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EPUB

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