• The Last Days Of Louis XIV – August 12, 1715

    Guy-Crescent Fagon, Louis XIV’s physician, diagnoses the King to suffer of sciatica. A medical condition of pain going down the leg from the lower back, typically only on one side of the body, and nothing life threatening. Georges Mareschal, First Surgeon to the King, has his doubts. So have the servants. < August 11      > August 13 

  • The Last Days Of Louis XIV – August 9, 1715

    Starting today, we will follow the last journey of the King with day-to-day updates from his health declining to Louis XIV’s death and funeral.   After Louis XIV’s health had declined in the previous months, the Sun King began to suffer of a pain in the leg in August. This pain made standing or walking painful, yet Louis continued to perform his…

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