French Political Thought at the Accession of Louis XVI

  title={French Political Thought at the Accession of Louis XVI},
  author={K. Baker},
  journal={The Journal of Modern History},
  pages={279 - 303}
  • K. Baker
  • Published 1978
  • The Journal of Modern History
The last coronation of the Old Regime, which took place at Rheims on June 11, 1775, was by all accounts a lavish, costly, and touching affair. The magnificence of the coronation regalia, which drew crowds when exhibited in Paris in the weeks preceding the ceremony, was matched by the ostentatiousness of the festivities in the city of Rheims itself and by the emotional exuberance of the moment when, at the culmination of the coronation service, the great doors of the cathedral were opened and… Expand
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