Books, Guest Posts, Louis XIV, Royal Portraits, Subjects for discussion

Henriette: a Sketch of a Childhood – by Dr Jo Wilkinson

My grateful thanks to Dr Wilkinson for giving me the privilege of hosting this article that gives us a wonderful insight into the early life of Henriette d'Angleterre, the daughter of Charles I, and later wife of Philipe d'Orleans, brother of Louis XIV of France. Dr Wilkinson's last two books have been on Louis XIV… Continue reading Henriette: a Sketch of a Childhood – by Dr Jo Wilkinson

Books

The Man in the Iron Mask by Dr Josephine Wilkinson

Thank you to Amberley for sending me a copy of Jo Wilkinson’s latest book, The Man in the Iron Mask.   If you are interested in history and the back stories of who did what to whom, then The Man in the Iron Mask will have you enthralled.  Dr Wilkinson’s knowledge of the court of Louis XIV of France and… Continue reading The Man in the Iron Mask by Dr Josephine Wilkinson

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‘One Morning at Versailles’

A short story by Josephine Wilkinson There’s something about a garden in the early autumn, don’t you think? In spring, the plants, the shrubs and trees hold out their promise for the coming season, but the autumn sees them begin to take on their colourful winter foliage or shed it all together. As I surveyed… Continue reading ‘One Morning at Versailles’