6 thoughts on “WCW: Françoise d’Aubigné, Marquise de Maintenon

  1. I watched her arc on “Versailles”, and she was played as a villain. She managed to sway Louis away from some people, and I believe took over the care of his children with Madame de Montespan. I hated her character so much, so it is hard to read articles about how she was actually a good person in reality. I also hated her so much that I don’t remember much about her time on the show.

      1. Yeah, it’s strange. I reviewed her career on Wikipedia this afternoon and, just as I remembered, she was a strong, intelligent woman who believed in education for girls. Louis XIV’s neglected queen said her life was much more pleasant after Mme. de M became his companion. Kind of cute, too.

  2. I saw most of these productions.
    “L’allée du roi” is very generous to Mme. de Maintenon. But Dominique Blanc maybe is the best actress in the list too.

  3. There is an excellent historical fiction (writen as a memoir) called The King’s Way by Francoise Chandernegor. One of my favorites. Maintenon was considered very beautiful and quietly quite powerful. I don’t think the book is still in print, but definitely worth the read.

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