Ah, the royal court of Versailles in France. Kings, queens, opulence, and décor in ways only the French nobility could so effortlessly pull off. However, the infamous palace of Versailles was not built on opulence, but rather 17th Century political prowess and brutality. When 28-year-old King Louis XIV made major political moves against the French nobility by moving France’s royal court from Paris to his father’s hunting lodge at Versailles, the opposed noblemen found themselves imprisoned within the palace’s decadence. Best to make the best of it, while you plan your eventual revenge, right?
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