Louis XV, King of France

Standard Name: Louis XV,, King of France


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Characters Elizabeth Meeke
Midnight Weddings features the huge family (fifteen children) of a woman who married her country-squire employer, then re-married after his death. Edmund does well for himself in India, marries the cast-off companion of his...
Literary responses Nancy Mitford
Historian A. J. P. Taylor wrote in the Manchester Guardian: All who admired The Pursuit of Love will be delighted to hear that its characters have appeared again, this time in fancy dress. They...
Literary Setting Georgina Munro
A debauched earl is the narrator of this novel, which, typically for the genre, is peopled by characters from the gentry and the upper classes.
Athenæum. J. Lection.
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Blain, Virginia et al., editors. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English: Women Writers from the Middle Ages to the Present. Yale University Press; Batsford.
The story is set during the reign of...
Literary Setting Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
The story is set in England and France in the reign of Louis XV , and features his wife, Marie Leszcynska , and his mistress, Madame de Pompadour , as well as Bonnie Prince Charlie
Literary Setting Julia Kristeva
The clock in question is an astronomical one, which shows the phases of the moon and the movements of the planets, as well as telling the time; it is programmed to keep measuring all these...
Performance of text Christopher St John
CSJ 's play Du Barri (whose protagonist was well known as a mistress to Louis XV ) was first performed at the Savoy Theatre , London.
Nicoll, Allardyce. English Drama, 1900-1930. Cambridge University Press.
Performance of text Mary Elizabeth Braddon
The young MEB 's comedietta The Loves of Arcadia, set during the eighteenth century in the reign of the French king Louis XV , opened at the Strand Theatre in London.
Wolff, Robert Lee. Sensational Victorian. Garland.
Textual Production Jean Plaidy
JP was judged successfully to have united romance with history in Louis, the Well-Beloved, 1959, her historical novel about Louis XV and his wife, Marie Leszcynska ,
Pearson, John. “Review of <span data-tei-ns-tag="tei_title" data-tei-title-lvl=‘m’>Louis the Well-Beloved</span> by Jean Plaidy”. Times Literary Supplement, No. 2991, p. 381.
the first of her French Revolution...
Textual Production Dorothy Richardson
During the later phase of her career, DR translated about five monographs from German and French into English; these texts were published between 1932 and 1934. They include The Dubarry [sic], a biography of...
Textual Production Marie Belloc Lowndes
Her subject, more usually known as Elizabeth Charlotte, married Philippe I, duc d'Orléans , who was Regent of France during the minority of his nephew the future Louis XV . MBL 's French relations were...


21 August 1715: Louis XIV died; a Regency was established...

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21 August 1715

Louis XIV died; a Regency was established (under the second duc d'Orleans ) for the underage Louis XV .

1755: Maurice-Quentin De La Tour painted Madame...

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Maurice-Quentin De La Tour painted Madame de Pompadour (the Frenchking 's mistress, and a power in the land) sitting at a large (though extremely elegant) desk surrounded by learned folio volumes.

6 January 1757: Robert François Damiens stabbed the French...

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6 January 1757

Robert François Damiens stabbed the Frenchking in the street; he was later executed with extreme brutality as a would-be regicide: pulled limb from limb by horses, with human intervention in his dismemberment as well.

15 April 1764: Madame de Pompadour, former mistress of Louis...

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15 April 1764

Madame de Pompadour , former mistress of Louis XV , died: she had exercised a powerful influence on the visual arts, and on French public life generally, for nearly twenty years.

19 January 1771: French parlements, the sovereign court of...

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19 January 1771

French parlements , the sovereign court of Justice in Paris and thirteen other centres, were abolished by Louis XV .

10 May 1774: Louis XV of France, great-grandson and immediate...

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10 May 1774

Louis XV of France, great-grandson and immediate successor of the Sun King , died of smallpox, and was succeeded by his grandson Louis XVI .


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