My Thoughts on ‘Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King’ by Antonia Fraser

Louis XIV of France - also known as ‘The Sun King’ - has gone down in history for a variety of reasons: his immensely long reign, his charming charisma, his military career, his glorious Palace of Versailles, and of course his relationships with women. Notable and infamous women featured throughout the whole of Louis’ long … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Love and Louis XIV: The Women in the Life of the Sun King’ by Antonia Fraser

My Thoughts on ‘Marie Antoinette’ by Stefan Zweig

‘Marie Antoinette’ is one of the earliest full-length biographies, which focuses on the controversial last queen of France. The book is so persuasive and moving, that it continues to inspire modern day interpretations of this doomed queen’s story - including a film adaptation in 2006! In his book, Zweig explores the character of one of … Continue reading My Thoughts on ‘Marie Antoinette’ by Stefan Zweig