Posts Tagged ‘Regent’

French Porcelain for English Palaces

I have been working remarkably hard lately, both at my law practice and on the edits of For The King, so I allowed myself an afternoon off. All the more appropriate that this was the first fine weather day of this harsh English summer. The Queen’s Gallery, with its exhibition on Sèvres porcelain in the […]

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Marie-Anne-Victoire, the Infanta-Queen: Louis XV’s little fiancée

This marriage, like all royal unions of the time, was prompted by political and diplomatic concerns. Infanta Mariana Victoria, age three, was the daughter of King Philip V of Spain, himself grandson of Louis XIV, the Sun King. When negotiations began for her marriage to her eleven-year old cousin Louis XV, the groom was rumored […]