"Come, my dear Albert," said Debray, "confess that your cook is behindhand, that the oysters have not arrived from Ostend or Marennes, and that, like Madame de Maintenon
, you are going to replace the dish by a story.
Madame de Maintenon
Chateau de Versailles 15 April-21 July www.chateauversailles.fr
The edict had effectively protected the Protestants from persecution since Louis' grandfather, Henry IV, introduced it in 1598, but Louis, egged on by Madame de Maintenon
, both staunch Catholics, saw France return to religious strife.
The historical series continues, with Madame de Maintenon
(Catherine Walker) happy to become a full time member of King Louis' council.
It was here that Madame de Maintenon
, a prison-born widow, became governess to King Louis XIV's illegitimate children.
34) cita como exemplo madame de Maintenon
, ultima mulher de Luis XIV, com quem, apos a morte da rainha, o rei acabou se casando em uma cerimonia noturna e quase secreta.
During the third series, Louis will indulge in a fiery romp with Madame de Maintenon
, who is just as thirsty for power and domination as he is.
L'auteur trace le portrait terrible d'un Louis XIV vieillissant, megalomane, despotique et intolerant, qui abolit l'Eedit de Nantes, aneantit jansenisme et quietisme (dont les figures principales, Fenelon et Madame Guyon, seront ecrasees avec la benediction de leur amie Madame de Maintenon
), qui va laisser la France exsangue.
SAVE: pounds 15 Madame de Maintenon
Champagne (75cl), Co-op.
If Davidman herself noted any echoes between her own experience and that of Madame de Maintenon
she does not mention them, and, as it happened, the project was never completed because of her sudden downturn in health.