Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Louis XVI: Capet or Bourbon?

From Ginger Myrick:
Anyone who reads historically based literature pertaining to Europe is probably familiar with several French royal houses. The branches of Angoulême, Anjou, Artois, Burgundy, Orléans, Valois, etc. are prevalent throughout the Middle Ages, and when Marie Antoinette arrived at Versailles in 1770, the crown had been firmly in the possession of Bourbons for nearly 200 years. Her husband, Louis XVI, was the fifth king descended from this line, but upon his deposition, he became an ordinary citizen dubbed Louis Capet. Who were these Capets, and what impact did they have on France? (Read more.)

1 comment:

Kaitlyn said...

Interesting! I am curious to read Ms. Myrick's book. It appears to be alternative history however and portrays Fersen as the Queen's lover (as many novels do unfortunately)