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A Popular History of France from the Earliest Time

Produced by David Widger

A POPULAR HISTORY OF FRANCE FROM THE EARLIEST TIMES.

By M. Guizot

TABLE OF CONTENTS.

VOLUME VI.

XLIX. LOUIS XIV. AND HIS COURT

L. LOUIS XIV. AND DEATH. (1711-1715.)

LI. LOUIS XV., THE REGENCY, AND CARDINAL DUBOIS. (1715-1723.)

LII. LOUIS XV., THE MINISTRY OF CARDINAL FLEURY. (1723-1748.)

LIII. LOUIS XV., FRANCE IN THE COLONIES. (1745 -1763.)

LIV. LOUIS XV., THE SEVEN YEARS' WAR. --MINISTRY OF THE DUKE OF CHOISEUL. (1748-1774.)

LV. LOUIS XV., THE PHILOSOPHERS

LVI. LOUIS XVI., MINISTRY OF M. TURGOT. (1774-1776.)

LVII. LOUIS XVI., FRANCE ABROAD.--THE UNITED STATES' WAR OF INDEPENDENCE. (17751783.)

LVIII. LOUIS XVI., FRANCE AT HOME.--MINISTRY OF M. NECKER. (1776-1781.)

LIX. LOUIS XVI., M. DE CALONNE, AND THE ASSEMBLY OF NOTABLES. (1781- 1787.) LX. LOUIS XVI., CONVOCATION OF THE STATESGENERAL. (1787-1789.)

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS:

HOTEL DE VILLE, PARIS FRONTISPIECE.

YPRES 151

BRUSSELS 159

NAMUR 161

ANTWERP 233

LOUIS XVI. 347

MARIE ANTOINETTE 456

LIST OF WOOD-CUT ILLUSTRATIONS.

The Grand Monarch in his State Robes 9

Madame de la Valliere 10

Madame de Montespan 12

The Iron Mask 14

Bed-chamber Etiquette 15

Madame de Maintenon and the Duchess of Burgundy. 27

Death of Madame de Maintenon. 34

The King leaving the Death-bed of Monseigneur 36

Louis XIV. in Old Age 47

The Death-bed of Louis XIV 50

Versailles at Night 52

The Regent Orleans 54

The Bed of Justice 57

John Law 62

La Rue Quincampoix 68

The Duke of Maine 71

The Duchess of Maine 72

Cardinal Dubois 78

Peter the Great and Little Louis XV 82

Belzunce amid the Plague-stricken 96

The Boy King and his People 104

Death of the Regent 107

Louis XV 110

Cardinal Fleury 110

Mary Leczinska 121

Death of Plelo 130

"Moriamur pro rege nostro." 142

Louis XV. and his Councillors 148

Louis XV. and the Ambassador of Holland 151


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