SECTION XXXV.—­VICTOR AMADEUS, KING OF SICILY.
It is said that the King of Sicily is always in ill
humour, and that he is always quarrelling with his
mistresses. He and Madame de Verr...
Canaples, brother of the Marechal de Crequi, wished
to marry Mademoiselle de Vivonne who was no longer
young, but was distinguished by talent, virtue and
high birth; she had not a penny.&n...
Louis de Rouvroy, duc de Saint-Simon Biographies (1)
The French writer Louis de Rouvroy, Duc de Saint-Simon (1675-1755), provides in his classic "Memoirs" a major source of information on the court of the "Sun King," Louis XIV.The Duc de Saint-Simon was...