at Versailles. He moved his government from Paris and expected his nobles to move and live there too, this rather
clever tactic enabled him to keep an eye on any potential rivals, so as you might imagine, it was not long before his nobles were falling over one another in a effort to gain the king’s favour, if they succeeded they would secure themselves a
place in the Versailles court hierarchy.
who had been crushed to death dared asked the king in person for her son's body to be returned to her, she was
thrown into prison.
Once inside Versailles, Louis controlled nobles of his court with a iron, but silk gloved hand, his five thousand courtiers
and four thousand servants were forced to live in a complex and somewhat bizarre world of customs and rituals, one
mistake and you would be cast aside and find yourself tumbling down the social ladder or out of a job.
Louis's personal life at Versailles was filled with the usual kingly things, court business, sex, hunting, sex, entertaining........sex. Yes, Louis was very busy in the bedroom, not only with his two wives, but with his eleven
mistresses. Louis great passion for sex resulted in the birth of eighteen children, surprisingly few considering he is said to
have had sex at least once a day.
None of children survived to take their fathers place on the throne of France.