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July 02, 2010

About Him: Louis XV

"His look and the coat of cloth of gold which he was wearing that day combined to form, in my imagination, the ideal of a great king."
Duc de Lévis

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  1. I've always imagined Louis XV at his height of fame to be much like the English Charles II: handsome beyond question with a great love for the ladies. And vastly popular early in their reigns.

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  2. I always think that is deeply unfair when a King is also attractive. They should leave all the good looks and charm to the rest of us!

    There's something a bit Kevin Spacey like about Louis XV though, I think.

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  3. Even though this is Louis XV and not Louis XVI, I can see why Sofia Coppola cast Jason Schwartzman in Marie Antoinette, aside from familial privilege, that is :)
    Polite Society, my online 1700s novel!--http://societybook.wordpress.com

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