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Princes and Poisoners: Studies of the Court of Louis XIV

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Princes and Poisoners presents a fascinating glimpse into the intrigues and scandals of the court of Louis XIV. Frantz Funck-Brentano masterfully weaves together historical accounts and his own analysis to paint a vivid portrait of the power struggles and treachery that defined the era. The detailed research and insightful commentary provide a valuable insight into the inner workings of the court and the lives of the key figures involved. The author's writing style is engaging and accessible, making this book a compelling read for anyone interested in French history or the machinations of royal courts. Overall, Princes and Poisoners is a captivating and informative study that sheds light on a dark and fascinating period of history.

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The court of French King Louis XIV was not a safe place to be. It was filled with plots and intrigues, leaving observers and commentators with more questions than answers among speculation and innuendo. Funck-Brentano was a scholar, librarian and expert on the political climate of eighteenth century France. Backing up his work with research in the archives of the Bastille, he attempts to explain and throw light on the tumultuous times. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

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