The princes were no strangers to resentment, disappointment and fear. And it is no wonder, as their lives were determined by pride of rank and a desire for showmanship. Each and every person had a role to play, and even an architect could be made to feel these pressures...
A friend, then an enemy
The French king made war to expand his power. At the same time, he was seen as an example for many European rulers in the Baroque period.
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