The Bourbon Kings of France

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  • Author : Desmond Seward
  • Publisher : Thistle Publishing
  • Pages : 340 pages
  • ISBN : 9781909609105
  • Rating : 4/5 from 1 reviews
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Download or Read online The Bourbon Kings of France full in PDF, ePub and kindle. this book written by Desmond Seward and published by Thistle Publishing which was released on 19 June 2013 with total page 340 pages. We cannot guarantee that The Bourbon Kings of France book is available in the library, click Get Book button and read full online book in your kindle, tablet, IPAD, PC or mobile whenever and wherever You Like. "Licentious or bigoted, noble or ignoble," wrote Nancy Mitford, "there has seldom been a dull Bourbon." The story of the Bourbon kings encompasses the two most glorious and turbulent centuries in French history, yet surprisingly, this is still the only narrative account of the dynasty for the general reader. They emerge from a shadowy line of medieval princes in 1589 to rule France for over 200 years, dominating Europe, launching an endless series of wars, creators of the dazzling splendour of Versailles, survivors from the holocaust at the French Revolution. They begin with the dashing figure of Henri IV, with his courage, gaiety and sixty-four mistresses; they include figures such as the Sun King Louis XIV and Louis XVI who ended under the guillotine; they close with the little-known "Henri V" - expected to return and rule France in 1873 but whose refusal to abandon the Lily banner of the Bourbons for the Tricolore finally lost the throne. Desmond Seward sets them in historical perspective, each with his entourage of generals, cardinals and whores, wrestling Vith a haughty aristocracy and financial crisis. Spiced with scandalous contemporary gossip, here is a splendidly readable book. "A blending of wide historical knowledge and vigorous independent judgement to make a lively, exciting but dependable account for the general reader." Sunday Times "Enormously entertaining ... an excellent read ... a cross between a package tour of the Bourbon dynasty and a Guide Michelin to the favourites, mistresses and ministers of the French monarchy." Spectator "Seward's biographies of French kings are always charming and informative. This collection of anecdotes about about the Bourbon kings of France, who reigned, with some interruptions, between 1589 and 1830, is no exception ... a unique attempt at portraying a race of kings who were responsible for both the heights and the depths of the French kingdom ... Seward relies on contemporary accounts and memoirs as well as much recent scholarship to reveal the Bourbons in their glory and their despair." Choice (USA) ..".strong on period atmosphere..." Spectator

The Bourbon Kings of France

The Bourbon Kings of France
  • Author : Desmond Seward
  • Publisher : Thistle Publishing
  • Release : 19 June 2013
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"Licentious or bigoted, noble or ignoble," wrote Nancy Mitford, "there has seldom been a dull Bourbon." The story of the Bourbon kings encompasses the two most glorious and turbulent centuries in French history, yet surprisingly, this is still the only narrative account of the dynasty for the general reader. They emerge from a shadowy line of medieval princes in 1589 to rule France for over 200 years, dominating Europe, launching an endless series of wars, creators of the dazzling splendour of Versailles,

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  • Author : J. R. Ward
  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 28 July 2015
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  • Publisher : Ballantine Books
  • Release : 01 August 2017
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  • Author : J H Shennan
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Continuum
  • Release : 28 April 2007
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The Spanish Bourbons

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  • Author : John D. Bergamini
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release : 08 May 1974
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"The House of Bourbon (English /brbn/; French pronunciation: {7f200b}[bu.b̃]) is a European royal house of French origin, a branch of the Capetian dynasty /kpi?n/. Bourbon kings first ruled Navarre and France in the 16th century. By the 18th century, members of the Bourbon dynasty also held thrones in Spain, Naples, Sicily, and Parma. Spain and Luxembourg currently have Bourbon monarchs."--Wikipedia.

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  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 26 July 2016
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'Downton Abbey meets Dynasty in this richly imagined, captivating family saga' USA Today Behind the glamorous facade of Kentucky's most famous family lurks a secret - one that threatens its very foundation . . . In Charlemont, Kentucky, the Bradford family is the crème de la crème of high society - just like their exclusive brand of bourbon. And their complicated lives and vast estate are run by a discrete staff who inevitably become embroiled in their affairs. This is especially

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  • Author : J.R. Ward
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 05 April 2016
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