2015, 3 seasons to date
Biography / Drama / History
By Simon Mirren
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King Louis wishes for the nobility to live at his side in Versailles, so long as they have proof of their nobility. An emissary from Africa appears at Versailles. Cassel recruits Montcourt.
Highwaymen, led by Montcourt, wind up killing friends of King Louis, including his goddaughter. Fabian is tasked with bringing the killers to justice. Philippe triumphs at Cambrai.
Following the second poisoning and disappearance of Jacques Louis gets Fabien to increase security whilst planning the war with the Dutch and continuing his affair with the newly-delivered Montespan - to the queen's fury and general disapproval. He also demands that Fabien's spy Sophie de Clermont marry the much older Cassel in order to report back to him. Gaston de Foix is arrested as the poisoner and tortured and his mother banished from court. Meanwhile Philippe must be seen to bed Liselotte but his love for the scheming Chevalier and disregard for his brother's ...
As Sophie reluctantly marries the brutal Cassel, Madane de Foix is arrested as the poisoner and kills herself in prison. Philippe and the petulant Chevalier fall out but Louis warms to the feisty Liselotte, though their hunting trip is interrupted by the discovery of Jacques' body, increasing the king's paranoia regarding his own safety. Louis also faces more criticism from the clergy who pronounce the death of his and Montespan's daughter as a judgement on his promiscuity but he is also concerned with defeating William of Orange.