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The reign of Louis XVI, which ended with the guillotining of Louis followed by that of his wife Marie Antoinette in , is a dramatic and crucial part of French history. Yet there have been few authoritative studies of the King, a result of the paucity of personal documentary materials/5. Louis XVI was at the center of the French Revolution, one of the major turning points in world history, but little is known about him. He is often portrayed only as the weak, lazy, and treasonous king dominated by Marie-Antoinette. This new investigation by John Hardman, a leading expert on the French Revolution, challenges this s: 1. The Life of Louis XVI was a tragic and short one. Louis was the son of the Dauphin of France who died young leaving the young Bourbon to govern a large and important nation of twenty eight million persons. Louis was reformed minded and seemed to be a good replacement for his womanizing and luxury loving grandfather Louis XV/5(22). Book Overview This is a reproduction of a book published before This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process.
The best biography on Louis XIV I've read to date is written by Jean-Christian Petitfils - louis xvi: Jean-Christian Petitfils - but, unfortunately, it's in French, . Guillotined in at the apex of the French Revolution, Louis XVI is commonly portrayed either as a weak and stupid despot or as a cruel and treasonous tyrant. Historian John Hardman disputes both these versions in a fresh new biography of the ill-fated monarch. Louis XVI, the last king of France (–92) in the line of Bourbon monarchs preceding the French Revolution of The monarchy was abolished on Septem ; later Louis and his queen consort, Marie-Antoinette, were guillotined on charges of counterrevolution. Louis XVI was the last king of France (–92) in the line of Bourbon monarchs preceding the French Revolution of He was married to Marie Antoinette and was executed for treason by Born:
A thought-provoking, authoritative biography of one of history’s most maligned rulers Louis XVI of France, who was guillotined in during the Revolution and Reign of Terror, is commonly portrayed in fiction and film either as a weak and stupid despot in thrall to his beautiful, shallow wife, Marie Antoinette, or as a cruel and treasonous tyrant. The trial of Louis XVI. in December , a key event of the French Revolution, was the trial of the former king–officially called "Citizen Louis Capet" since being dethroned in September–before the National Convention. He was convicted of high . Louis XIV died in , four days shy of his 77th birthday, from gangrene associated with an infection in his leg. Early life and marriage. Louis was the son of Louis XIII and his Spanish queen, Anne of Austria. He succeeded his father on At the age of four years and eight months, he was, according to the laws of the kingdom, not. Du Paris de Louis XV à La Marine de Louis XVI, L'Oeuvre de Monsieur de Sartine. Tome 1: La vie de la capitale. by MICHEL, Jacques. and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at