Manuscript volume, , containing an account of the negotiations for the return of King Louis XIV of France to the city of Paris in 1652, following the civil disturbances known as The Frondes, with details of the return of Bordeaux to the control of the King in 1653.
French civil wars, account of negotiations
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- ReferenceGB 96 MS 247
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- Language of MaterialFrench
- Physical Description1 volume containing 170 leaves.
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Administrative / Biographical History
The years of Louis XIV of France's minority were dominated by the civil disturbances known as The Frondes. These were caused by the attempts of the Government, and especially Cardinal Jules Mazarin, to raise revenue for the war with Spain using arbitrary measures which antagonised a wide cross-section of Parisian society. The two outbreaks were the Fronde of the Parlement (1648-1649) and the Fronde of the Princes (1650-1652), the latter being led by Louis de Bourbon, Prince de Condé. Though dominant for a short period, the Grand Condé was eventually defeated and fled to the Spanish Netherlands. Louis XIV entered Paris in triumph on October 21, 1652.
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Manuscript folio. Bound in vellum.
Compiled by Sarah Aitchison as part of the RSLP AIM25 Project.
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