The Court of Louis XIV
Stephen Smith, explores the flamboyant Baroque court of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Louis created the Palace of Versailles so he could surround himself with aristocrats, artists, interior designers, gardeners, wigmakers, chefs and musicians. Hordes of ambitious courtiers scrambled to get close to the king. But unseemly goings-on in the royal bedchamber reflected the quickest path to power.