The Vicomte de Bragelonne Setting & Symbolism

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France

The main setting in "The Vicomte de Bragelonne" by Alexandre Dumas is France. The year is 1660. Dumas claims in his book that he does not like to write about history yet it is known that Dumas was a great lover of history, particularly four periods in French history, including the sixteenth century, the 17th century during the reign of Louis XIV and Richelieu, the early 18th century, and the period just before the French Revolution. During the period of Louis' reign, France had become a nation-state.

Many major events had taken place during the story, most of which have at least some historical accuracy. Gaston did die in 1660, although the month may have been inaccurate. One of the main events during this time was the Treaty of the Pyrenees, which was solidified by the marriage of Louis XIV to Marie, the Spanish Infanta.

Cardinal Mazarin did live...

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