Category: Le Roi Est Mort

The last days of Louis XIV follows the Sun King’s last illness, his death and funeral.

Court Mourning

The colours of mourning followed Louis XIV during his long reign of seventy-two years and especially in the last years of his reign, the court hardly got out of mourning. Court mourning followed strict rulesContinue reading

The Last Days Of Louis XIV – August 23, 1715

August 23, 1715 The Marquis de Dangeau writes in his diary: “The King passed the night tolerably quietly. His leg is troublesome. He feels continual pains in it.” < August 22      > August 24