Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans

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Johns Hopkins University Press, 1 mar 1989 - 368 pagine
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, he was the perpetual loser in a lifelong sibling rivalry ...Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans.

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Brother to the Sun King, Philippe, Duke of Orléans

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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 ... Leggi recensione completa

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