The Abbe Alberoni, having risen by the means I have
described, and acquired power by following in the
track of the Princesse des Ursins, governed Spain
like a master. He had th...
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...