Court in Exile: The Stuarts in France, 1689-1718 by Edward Corp | 9780521584623 | Hardcover | Barnes & Noble
Court in Exile: The Stuarts in France, 1689-1718

Court in Exile: The Stuarts in France, 1689-1718

by Edward Corp
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521584620

ISBN-13: 9780521584623

Pub. Date: 01/28/2004

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This study of "a court in exile" covers all aspects of the grandeur of court life. When King James II was deposed during the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688-89, he came with his family to France, where his cousin, Louis XIV allowed him to establish a large court-in-exile in the Château of Saint-Germain near Versailles. The book describes the magnificent setting

Overview

This study of "a court in exile" covers all aspects of the grandeur of court life. When King James II was deposed during the "Glorious Revolution" of 1688-89, he came with his family to France, where his cousin, Louis XIV allowed him to establish a large court-in-exile in the Château of Saint-Germain near Versailles. The book describes the magnificent setting of the court, the way it was organized, and how the exiled courtiers lived. Particular attention is given to the close relationships between the British and French royal families.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521584623
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Pages:
402
Product dimensions:
7.44(w) x 9.69(h) x 1.26(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. France, Rome and the exiled Stuarts Edward Gregg; 2. The Château Vieux de Saint-Germain; 3. The royal household under James II, 1690-1701; 4. The royal household under James III, 1701-1712; 5. The household servants; 6. The Stuarts and the court of France; 7. The portraits of the Stuarts and their courtiers; 8. The court as centre of Italian music; 9. Poetry at the exiled court (with a section by Howard Erskine-Hill); 10. The court as a centre for Catholicism (with a section by Geoffrey Scott); 11. The education of James III; 12. From France to Lorraine, 1712-1715; 13. From Lorraine to the papal states, 1716-1718; 14. The court of Queen Mary at Saint-Germain, 1712-1718; 15. The Jacobite community at Saint-Germain after 1718; Epilogue; Appendix: the senior household servants; Bibliography.

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