Brother to the Sun King, Philippe, Duke of Orléans

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989 - Всего страниц: 317
In battle he fought with legendary valor. At court, dressed in silks and ribbons, he openly favored his male lovers. Despised but feared by his brother, King Louis XIV, Philippe of Orleans (1640-1701) was the perpetual loser in a lifelong sibling rivalry. Yet if France had a king today, Philippe's descendant would wear the crown.

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Louis XIV's younger brother Philippe (1640-1701) is usually portrayed as a court buffoon, one who took delight in displaying his male lovers and suffering public humiliation. Making judicious ... Читать весь отзыв

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List of ILLUSTRATIONS
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TWO THE EDUCATION of a PRINCE
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THREE Le Roi MANQUÉ
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