Life at Versailles


Why Versailles?
It Happened Here!
A Day in the Life of Marie Antoinette
Photo Albums
Nobility and Etiquette
Clothing and Cosmetics
Food and Drink

Ashelford, Jane.  The Art of Dress: Clothes and Society 1500-1914.  Harry N. Ambrams, Inc. 1996.

Barker, Nancy Nichols. Brother to the Sun King: Philippe Duke of Orleans. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, 1989. The Kitchen Garden of the King.” tml (February 7, 2005).

Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. 2005. "Mancini family." Encyclopædia Britannica Premier Service (November 22, 2005). 


Campan, Jeanne-Louise-Henriette. Memoirs of Marie Antoinette. P. F. Collier & Son. New York, 1910.


Dejean, Joan. The Essence of Style:  How the French Invented High Fashion, Fine Food, Chic Cafes, Sophistication and Glamour.  Free Press. New York, 2005.


Dunlop, Ian. Louis XIV. St. Martin’s Press. New York, 1999.


Elliot, Charles. Princesse of Versailles: The Life of Marie Adelaide of Savoy. Ticknor and Fields, 1992.

Forster, Elborg.  A Woman’s Life in the Court of the Sun King. Letters of Liselotte von der Pfalz, Elisabeth Charlotte, Duchesse d’Orleans 1652- 1722. The Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore, 1984.


Hilton, Lisa.  Athenaïs The Life of Louis’ XIV’s Mistress, The Real Queen of France. Little Brown and Company. New York, 2002.


Jackson, Richard A. Vive Le Roi! A History of the French Coronation from Charles V to Charles X. University of North Carolina Press. Chapel Hill. 1984.


Kipar, Nicole. The Salacious Historians Lair. “Etiquette in France Manners and Movements.”  (January 31, 2005).


Lacroix, Paul. The Eighteenth Century.  Its Institutions, Customs and Costumes. FRANCE 1700-1789. Scribner, Welford and Armstrong. New York, 1876.


Mitford, Nancy. The Sun King. Penguin Books. Singapore, 1996.


Montagu, Violette M. The Celebrated Madame Campan. J. B. Lippincott Company. Philadelphia, 1914.


Mossiker, Frances. Madame de Sevigne.  A Life and Letters. Alfred A. Knopf. New York, 1983.


Mossiker, Frances. The affair of the Poisons: Louis XIV, Madame de Montespan, and One of History's Great Unsolved Mysteries. Knopf.  New York, 1969.


National Maritime Museum. Beauty in the seventeenth century. (August 17th, 2005).


Norton, Lucy. Saint-Simon at Versailles. 1958


Norton, Lucy. Historical Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon, Volume I: 1691-1709. McGraw- Hill Book Company. London, 1967. 


Norton, Lucy. Historical Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon, Volume II: 1710-1715. McGraw- Hill Book Company. London, 1968. 


Norton, Lucy. Historical Memoirs of the Duc de Saint-Simon, Volume III: 1715-1723. McGraw- Hill Book Company. London, 1972. 


Orleans, Charlotte-Elisabeth. Letters from Liselotte: Elisabeth Charlotte, Princess Palatine and Duchess of Orléans, 'Madame', 1652-1722. Gollancz. London, 1970.


Wikipedia. Palace of Versailles.The Would-Be Versailles.” (February 7, 2005).


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