Princes and Poisoners: Studies of the Court of Louis XIV

Frantz FUNCK-BRENTANO (1862 - 1947), translated by George MAIDMENT ( - )

The court of French King Louis XIV was not a safe place to be. It was filled with plots and intrigues, leaving observers and commentators with more questions than answers among speculation and innuendo. Funck-Brentano was a scholar, librarian and expert on the political climate of eighteenth century France. Backing up his work with research in the archives of the Bastille, he attempts to explain and throw light on the tumultuous times. - Summary by Lynne Thompson

Genre(s): Social Science (Culture & Anthropology)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Marie Madeleine de Brinvilliers Part 1: Her Life Jane Bennett
00:52:18
Play 02 Part 2: Her Trial Jane Bennett
00:57:21
Play 03 Part 3: Her Death Jane Bennett
00:55:35
Play 04 The Poison Drama at the Court of Louis XIV: Part 1: The Soceresses: The Dinner of La Vigoureux Jane Bennett
00:06:16
Play 05 Sorcery in the Seventeenth Century Jane Bennett
00:11:00
Play 06 The practices of the Witches Jane Bennett
00:06:30
Play 07 The Alchemists Jane Bennett
00:16:08
Play 08 La Voisin Jane Bennett
00:21:14
Play 09 The Magician Lesage Jane Bennett
00:05:34
Play 10 The ‘Chambre Ardente' Jane Bennett
00:23:53
Play 11 Louis XIV and the Poison Affair Jane Bennett
00:09:58
Play 12 II. Madame de Montespan Part 1 Jane Bennett
00:58:14
Play 13 Madame de Montespan Part 2 Jane Bennett
00:30:15
Play 14 III. A Magistrate part 1 Jane Bennett
00:33:48
Play 15 III. A Magistrate part 2 Jane Bennett
00:36:52
Play 16 The Death of Madame Jane Bennett
00:20:57
Play 17 Racine and the Poisons Question Jane Bennett
00:20:57
Play 18 The 'Divineresse' Jane Bennett
00:20:05