domingo, 2 de octubre de 2016

Extensive listening: The Real Versailles

To accompany the BBC's drama about the French court, BBC aired the documentary The Real Versailles, where historians Lucy Worsley and Helen Castor tell the real-life stories behind one of the world's grandest buildings, revealing in vivid detail the colourful world of sex, drama and intrigue that Louis XIV and his courtiers inhabited to explain how he became the longest serving absolute monarch in European history.

Lucy Worsley untangles Louis XIV's complex world of court etiquette, fashion and feasting, while court politics expert Helen Castor examines the Machiavellian world that Louis created and inhabited.