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Versailles season 1

   
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3 episodes (3567 views)

Air weekdate: Cast:No information about actors Genre:Documentary Channel:BBC Two Status:Ended

7.5 (2 votes)

Already in early childhood Louis fourth knew of his true destiny. So there were circumstances that he became heir to the throne and was crowned in spite of the fact that he was just a child. All this happened when he was four years old. It is clear that at this age Louis could not govern the country. For this reason the issue of governance of the state took his mother. The Ministerial Council joined her to help to settle the affairs of state. With the emergence of a tragic accident the loss of his mother Louis takes full dominion. Now when he reached the age mark of twenty-eight years he was able to decide on the fate of France. The guy did not see in his environment of those people which could be trusted. Also because of his inexperience he was worried that not stumble because he understood that the desire of many to topple him from his post is so great that whenever possible they will not miss the chance to take his throne embodied their dreams into reality. Surprisingly the head of Louis born an interesting idea. He intends to create a special residence Versailles and put there some etiquette and court ranks. But if the main character manage to make this goal a reality when taken up arms around him as enemies?

Versailles season 1 episodes list:

Episode #1: The Dream of a King (air date: 2015-11-16)

Drama-documentary recreating the life and loves of France's most famous king, Louis XIV. Dubbed the Sun King by his admiring court, Louis conquered half of Europe, conducted dozens of love affairs and dazzled his contemporaries with his lavish entertainments. But perhaps his greatest achievement - and certainly his longest lasting love - was the incredible palace he built at Versailles, one of the wonders of the world. Filmed in the spectacular staterooms, bedrooms and gardens of Versailles itself, this beautifully photographed drama-documentary brings the reign of one of Europe's greatest and most flamboyant monarchs triumphantly to life, with the help of interviews with the world's leading experts on his reign.

Episode #2: The Palace of Pleasure (air date: 2012-02-08)

A glorious costumed romp through the most scandalous years of the Palace of Versailles, telling the story of Louis XV, one of history's greatest libertines. Louis ruled for almost 60 years, when the salons of Versailles were filled with the glories of the Age of the Enlightenment, and a society freeing itself of the constraints of the previous century. As a military leader he was popular and successful, but he then led France into the disastrous Seven Year War with Britain. As his Empire dwindled and his treasury emptied, Louis amused himself with a series of scandalous love affairs, set up his own private brothel in the gardens of his palace and bedded five sisters from the same aristocratic family. He fathered at least 30 illegitimate children, survived an assassination attempt and for many years effectively shared power with his favourite mistress - the glamorous and brilliant Madame Pompadour. This is a florid and hugely enjoyable saga of sex, war, torture, gluttony, and some truly astonishing wigs.

Episode #3: Countdown to Revolution (air date: 2012-02-15)

Lavish drama-documentary chronicling the final days of the Bourbon dynasty under the ill-fated Louis XVI and his Queen, Marie Antoinette. Unlike his highly-sexed forebears, it takes Louis seven years to consummate his marriage - and his performance as ruler of France is no more distinguished than his efforts in the royal bed chamber. The French people are starving, but the aristocracy is too busy partying inside the gilded palace of Versailles to take much notice. Louis tries to make a difference, but his every attempt at reform is blocked by his greedy relatives. Marie Antoinette gets much of the blame for the excesses of the rich, even if she never uttered the famous words "let them eat cake". As he drifts into depression and madness, Louis and his Queen attempt to stave off a revolution, pleading with the nobility to accept reform. But it is too late - the astonishing extravagance of Versailles, which once served the glory of France so well, backfires into the ending of the monarchy itself.

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