Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orléans

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 317 pages
In battle he fought with legendary valor. At court, dressed in silks and ribbons, he openly favored his male lovers. Despised but feared by his brother, King Louis XIV, Philippe of Orleans (1640-1701) was the perpetual loser in a lifelong sibling rivalry. Yet if France had a king today, Philippe's descendant would wear the crown.

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Louis XIV's younger brother Philippe (1640-1701) is usually portrayed as a court buffoon, one who took delight in displaying his male lovers and suffering public humiliation. Making judicious ... Read full review

Contents

ONE BROTHER OF LE DIEUDONNE
1
TWO THE EDUCATION OF A PRINCE
17
THREE LE RoI MANQU
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Nancy Nichols Barker (1925-1994) was Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin.

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