Home » The reign and amours of the Bourbon regime. A brilliant description of the courts of Louis XVI, amours, debauchery, intrigues, and state secrets, including supressed and confiscated mss. The Book of the illustrious dames by Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme
The reign and amours of the Bourbon regime. A brilliant description of the courts of Louis XVI, amours, debauchery, intrigues, and state secrets, including supressed and confiscated mss. The Book of the illustrious dames Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme

The reign and amours of the Bourbon regime. A brilliant description of the courts of Louis XVI, amours, debauchery, intrigues, and state secrets, including supressed and confiscated mss. The Book of the illustrious dames

Pierre de Bourdeille, seigneur de Brantôme

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A collection of anecdotes about the amorous lives of the sixteenth-century French nobility, by an author writing frankly about the licentious world of the age he knew so well. Although the content is often of the most scandalous nature they give aMoreA collection of anecdotes about the amorous lives of the sixteenth-century French nobility, by an author writing frankly about the licentious world of the age he knew so well. Although the content is often of the most scandalous nature they give a wonderfully vivid picture of the authors times, are of high literary merit and of great historical interest.Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de Brantome, was a French chronicler (about 1527-1614). Born at Perigord, he was for many years a traveler or soldier. He retired to his estate twenty years before his death, and used his leisure in writing his Memoirs. The author is vain and egotistical, but thoroughly naive and honest. The style is charmingly piquant, with frequent sallies of wit and flashes of eloquence. He is indeed a fascinating chronicler.