Learn more about Louis XIV

The following articles are available on our blog:

  • Shadows at the court of the Sun King (Voltaire’s first-hand experience of his reign, the disquieting effect nationally from the series of royal deaths and Louis XIV’s ensuing preparations for his succession);
  • Picturing the reign of Louis XIV (to catch a glimpse of Louis XIV as depicted in the château de Versailles’ rich image collection); and
  • Le Roi est mort (bringing to life the major commemorative exhibition at the château de Versailles, October 2015–February 2016).
  • Gossip meets history at Versailles (discussing the BBC TV series and Voltaire’s take on court gossip).

See also:

BBC History: Louis XIV

Getty centre exhibition (2015): ‘A Kingdom of Images: French prints in the Age of Louis XIV, 1660-1715’

Voltaire Foundation

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