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Brother to the Sun King

Philippe, Duke of Orleans

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 . . .

"Philippe, brother of Louis XIV, might have been a prince of great renown in the service of the king—had the king only shown him his faith and trust. . . . This is an excellent book. I congratulate the author on a work that is objective and of high quality." Henry, Count of Paris

About the Author

Nancy Nichols Barker was professor of history at the University of Texas at Austin.


"Combines archival research with twentieth-century psychological insights to illuminate a sad life of Philippe d'Orléans . . . Skillfully portrays Philippe's personality and that of others."—Wilson Library Bulletin
The Johns Hopkins University Press

9780801861642 : brother-to-the-sun-king-barker
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