Louis XVIII


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Louis XVIII

1755-1824.
King of France (1814-1824) who took the throne after Napoleon's abdication. His reign was interrupted by Napoleon's brief return to power in 1815.

Louis XVIII

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(Biography) 1755–1824, king of France (1814–24); younger brother of Louis XVI. He became titular king after the death of Louis XVII (1795) and ascended the throne at the Bourbon restoration in 1814. He was forced to flee during the Hundred Days
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Then Louis XVIII, who till then had been the laughingstock both of the French and the Allies, began to reign.
An old man, decorated with the cross of Saint Louis, now rose and proposed the health of King Louis XVIII.
So imprisoned and tortured was this gentle little heart, when in the month of March, Anno Domini 1815, Napoleon landed at Cannes, and Louis XVIII fled, and all Europe was in alarm, and the funds fell, and old John Sedley was ruined.
Mademoiselle Cormon and the Abbe de Sponde belonged to that "little Church," sublime in its orthodoxy, which was to the court of Rome what the Ultras were to be to Louis XVIII.
Jelgava Palace was the official residence of Louis XVIII before he became King of France.
1814: Louis XVIII took the throne of France after Napoleon's defeat and exile by the allies.
He made his debut at the Academie des Beaux Arts in 1816 and was appointed Painter to the Duc d'Angouleme a year later, enjoying the patronage of Louis XVIII and his family shortly afterwards.
It was the seat of William Peveral, the son of William the Conqueror; of John Earl of Mortaigne, who succeeded his brother Richard the Lion Heart as King of England in 1199; and of Louis XVIII, the exiled King of France.
Its sumptuous rooms have marble fireplaces and rococo ceilings and the exiled King of France Louis XVIII even took up residence here with his court.
There are extraordinary landscaped grounds and it is quite literally fit for a king - it served as the French court for the exiled Louis XVIII during the Napoleonic years.
I discovered so much information about King Louis XVIII, the exiled King of France, who lived at Hartwell House for five years with his Court.
The palatial pile was home to Louis XVIII while he was exiled from France from 1809 to 1814.