Excerpt from The Favourites of Louis XIV
Marie de' Medici and her children-her Regency and Fall - Character of Louis XIII - His Ill Health and the Cause of his Death - His Reserve with Women - His Marriage to Anne of Austria - The King attracted by Mlle. De La Fayette - The Queen's Love Affairs - The Dukes of Bellegarde and buckingham-the Person of Anne of Austria - Her Alleged Marriage with Mazarin - Some Great Ladies of the Time - The Princess de Condé - The Duchess de Chevreuse - Marie, Duchess de Montbazon - The Duke and Duchess de Longueville - The Place Royale, its Mansions, its Statue, and its Life - The Famous boutteville-beuvron Duel - Baron de Chantal and his Fate - Marion de Lorme, her Origin, Life, and Lovers - A Good Friday omelet-marion, cinq-mars, and his Conspiracy - Richelieu and the Punishment of Rebels - Marion and Richelieu - Her Alleged Mock Funeral and Longevity - The True Story of her Death - Ninon de Lenclos and her House - Her Origin, Beauty, and Intellect - Her Lovers and her Court - La Bruyere, Moliere, and Voltaire - The Grand Prior and N luon Her Sons - Her Sevigne Lovers - Her Last Years and Death - Richelieu and his Work - Death of the Cardinal and of Louis XIII - The Little Dauphin - Anne of Austria's Coup d'e'tat.
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