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Sep 21, 2019 - 00:41 AM By Nancy Nichols Barker

In battle he fought with legendary valor At court, dressed in silks and ribbons, he openly favored his male lovers Despised but feared by his brother, he was the perpetual loser in a lifelong sibling rivalry Brother to the Sun King Philippe, Duke of Orleans.
  • Title: Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans
  • Author: Nancy Nichols Barker
  • ISBN: 9780801861642
  • Page: 483
  • Format: Paperback

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Yooperprof Sep 21, 2019 - 00:41 AM
First to acknowledge the many real virtues of Barker's biographical sketch of the younger brother of Louis XIV. The author has done solid research and mounts plausible arguments to demonstrate financial intelligence and real military accomplishments on the part of a historical figure who is often derided or neglected. Based on her exploration of contemporary accounts - and the extensive Orleans family account books - it becomes clear that the later financial independence and power of the Orleans [...]
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Becky Sep 21, 2019 - 00:41 AM
This is the only biography (in English) that I could find dedicated to Philippe I, Duke of Orlean. While I believe him to be an important figure in the life of Louis XIV, indirectly rather than directly, he is not always fully acknowledged. This biography is very comprehensive, giving both sides of how Philippe was perceived from many different sources. It provides direct source quotation (translated into English) which I really liked as well. Overall it gives a very complete picture of him and [...]
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Sarah Sep 21, 2019 - 00:41 AM
First off let me say that I wasn't too bothered by the extensive psychoanalysis of Philippe and his contemporaries. At some points it was a bit excessive, but overall I think it did help explain his later behaviour. I'm not usually a fan of psychoanalysis, but in this case it works.Secondly, I was slightly disappointed in the lack of emphasis on Philippe's relationship with the Chevalier (and I don't fully agree with the author's assertions that the Chevalier manipulated Philippe and essentially [...]
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Denise Sep 21, 2019 - 00:41 AM
A comprehensive, unbiased portrait of a man too often dismissed as nothing more than a ridiculous figure who never achieved anything of worth. Forever forced to remain far in the shadow of his brother Louis XIV, Philippe nevertheless proved his prowess as a soldier, laid the groundstone for the immense fortune of his house of Orleans and founded a dynasty including kings and emperors of Spain, Austria and Italy as well as France itself. I also appreciated the portrayal of Minette as an actual hu [...]
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Daniela Sep 21, 2019 - 00:41 AM
Well, many who have read this book complain about how freudian the analysis is, but I think the author it is more punishing about Monsieur not being able to accomplish anything further after the Battle of Cassel. "this book originally was going to be called 'History of an Underdog'"
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Aris Kontyen Sep 21, 2019 - 00:41 AM
This was a great and very educational read :) I really enjoyed it and wish there were more books written about this odd man
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Brother to the Sun King: Philippe, Duke of Orleans By Nancy Nichols Barker In battle he fought with legendary valor At court, dressed in silks and ribbons, he openly favored his male lovers Despised but feared by his brother, he was the perpetual loser in a lifelong sibling rivalry Brother to the Sun King Philippe, Duke of Orleans.

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