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Versailles, 1667. Louis XIV was 28 years old. To rise to the heights of the nobility and wield its absolute power, he launched the construction of Versailles... it proved to be a snare. Louis XIV is a young King haunted by childhood trauma, the Fronde civil, a rebellion of the nobility against his father, Louis XIII... It will prove be a strategic policy out of the ordinary, manipulative, Machiavellian, and he will "invent" Versailles for the nobles of Paris, to keep them under control, and gradually transform the castle into a golden prison. But how will Louis live as the greatest King in the world?Historical fiction of the court figures and the more humble villagers, guiding us in a world of betrayals and secrets, politicking and declarations of love.
France, 1667. Proud young Louis XIV seeks to stamp his authority on court and country but faces resistance and betrayal, even from those closest to him. Shifting the seat of power to a luxurious rural 'lodge' that he plans to enlarge only adds to his problems.
Harsh steps must be taken to preserve the royal reputation, while flamboyant Philippe causes a stir of his own. The king hopes that humiliating a suspect noble will bring others to heel.
Continuing the lavish drama of infidelities and intrigues at the court of Louis XIV.
Travellers to the rural palace are vulnerable targets when a dissident duke tries to pressure Louis to return the royal court to Paris, while a rich African prince suffers a curiously restrained reception.
Seductive young ladies vie to attract the king's eye at court, where behind the scenes there is bloody business being conducted and investigated. Philippe's new-found fame as a warrior threatens to eclipse Louis as the war reaches a turning point.
Violence and venality combine in another spectacular chapter of the hit French series.
Philippe returns from war a changed man, and Louis prepares for a lavish celebration in the palace gardens. The still-base appetites of dissident duke Cassel must be pandered to by Madame de Montespan.
Sacrifices are required from the conflicted characters in this instalment of the lush historical drama.
A protest halts construction at the palace but Louis refuses to let Philippe help and matters escalate, allowing plotters to pose a genuine threat to the young king's rule.
Things get physical as infidelity and treason take their toll in the decadent drama.
With Louis laid low by a major fever, those conspiring against him grow in strength and confidence while Philippe is caught in the middle, as are medic Masson and his daughter Claudine.
Continuing the lavish drama of treacherous intrigues at the court of King Louis XIV.
While Louis proposes an audacious alliance with England, and an unexpected envoy to negotiate it, normally brazen Béatrice fears revelation of her secrets.
The 'palace of dreams' is home to murderous schemes as the extravagant drama continues.
The traitor strikes in the palace prison, Henriette has a rocky reunion with her brother, Charles II of England, while Beatrice risks a rendezvous with Marchal.
Diplomacy and duplicity dominate the drama's penultimate episode.
The traitor changes tactics, striking at those closest to Louis, with deadly consequences, while Sophie stubbornly risks angering Marchal.
A brutally bloody finale to the first season of the bold historical drama.
George Blagden(Louis XIV)
Anna Brewster(Madame de Montespan)
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