Journals Higher Education



Published: 28 February 2014

288 Pages | 4 Illustrations, black & white, 4 Maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719089985

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Power and reputation at the court of Louis XIII

The career of Charles D'Albert, duc de Luynes (1578-1621)

Sharon Kettering

Published by Manchester University Press

Studies in Early Modern European History MUP

  • A study of Charles D'Albert, duc de Luynes, a royal favourite in early seventeenth-century France
  • Seeks to revisit and rehabilitate the historically maligned reputation of Luynes
  • Reconsiders the extent of Luynes' contributions of the early years of the reign of Louis XIII
  • Investigates the role in court politics of royal favourites and the distribution of royal patronage
  • Criticises the testimony and character of Richelieu, the royal aide responsible for Luynes' character assassination

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