• La Grande Mademoiselle, le Duc de Lauzun and the woes of love…

    Aging stoic woman, who happens to be the richest heiress in all of Europe, meets egoistic court buffoon and falls in love with him… what could possibly go wrong?   La Grande Mademoiselle, cousin to Louis XIV, who has refused one marriage proposal after the next, while those she had in mind herself did not work out, met Antoine Nompar de…

  • Anne-Marie-Louise d’Orléans, Duchesse de Montpensier

    She was a grand-daughter of Henri IV, niece to Louis XIII, first cousin to Louis XIV, a woman determined to control her own life and fortune. An amazon in a world of delicate women, commonly known as La Grande Mademoiselle.   Anne-Marie was born at the Palais du Louvre in Paris on 29 May in 1627 as first child of…

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