Louis-Auguste de Bourbon, duc du Maine (1670-1736) was a legitimised son of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan but was under the patronage of m-me Maintenon.Louis's favorite son he was the founder of the semi-royal House of Bourbon-Maine.He was married in 1692,his guest of honour was the exiled James II of England.though the marriage was unhappy he got 3 children.He was recognized as a probable successor of Louis if there would be no other heirs.Organized a plot to get power and was exiled.

Reinette: Illegitimate Offspring of Royalty. Louis Auguste, Duc du Maine, son of Louis XIV and Madame de Montespan, Mignard. Favourite of Madame de Maintenon

Michèle Mercier était d'une beauté suprême. Comme j aime les films Angelique!!!

Michèle Mercier était d'une beauté suprême. Comme j aime les films Angelique!!!

Hortense Mancini, the fourth between five Mancini sisters, was the most beautiful lady at the court of Louis XIV.She was married to one of the richest nobles of France at the age of 20, but left him as he was mad.After that her life became an adventure:she wielded a sword and a gun,wore a man's suit,became a mistress to Louis XIV and to Charles II, who presented her a pension and a castle where she lived.Her great-great granddaughter entered The Grimaldi family.

Hortense Mancini by Jacob Fredinand Voet, ca 1675 One of the nieces to cardinal Mazarin, Hortense was definitely the upper crust.

Angélique, marquise des anges (French period movie serie with gorgeous gowns).

Angélique, marquise des anges (French period movie serie with gorgeous gowns).

One Day in the Sun King's Life Louis XIV's daily schedule started at 7 each day and ended at Midnight, sometimes later. Read more....

King Louis the XIV, aka the Sun King was King of France from 1643 till Louis XIV's 72 year long reign was the longest reign in the history of the French monarchy!

Angelique Et Le Sultan Amazon Instant Video ~ Michele Mercier, http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0099O6A34/ref=cm_sw_r_pi_dp_7fWntb0JT4QPY

Directed by Bernard Borderie. With Michèle Mercier, Robert Hossein, Jean-Claude Pascal, Jacques Santi. In the fifth and final of the Angélique series, the beautiful heroine is sold into a sultan's harem.

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