Madame de Maintenon and Louis XIV


As the Sun King, Louis XIV ruled France for over 70 years. Yet even a king can't get everything he wants. Learn about Louis' secret marriage to Madame de Maintenon -- and why it was secret -- in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Topics in this Podcast: House of Bourbon, louis xiv, French history, royalty, biographies, 17th century, women