Friday, June 4, 2010

Charles X

The Mad Monarchist has an interesting article on Charles X of France (1757-1836). He was the king whose throne Louis-Philippe, Duc d'Orléans, father of Queen Louise-Marie of the Belgians, took during the July Revolution of 1830.

HERE is an account of two plays by Gareth Russell dealing with Charles X. They sound fascinating and I would love to see them performed.

(*Readers may recall that I promised, a while back, to write a fuller account of the reaction of Louise-Marie's mother, Marie-Amélie of Naples, to the July Revolution. I have not forgotten this idea, but I think I will post on the topic closer to the anniversary of the event).

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