The Royal Household of Marie-Louise of Orleans, 1679–1689: The Struggle over Executive Offices1

@article{Borgognoni2018TheRH,
  title={The Royal Household of Marie-Louise of Orleans, 1679–1689: The Struggle over Executive Offices1},
  author={Ezequiel Borgognoni},
  journal={The Court Historian},
  year={2018},
  volume={23},
  pages={166 - 181}
}
The marriage of Carlos II and the niece of Louis XIV, Marie-Louise of Orleans, was proposed and immediately confirmed after the two monarchies, Spain and France, signed the Peace of Nijmegen (1679), ending the pan-European conflict known as the Dutch War (1672–1678). On 13 January 1680, Marie-Louise entered the Spanish court in Madrid in an elaborate ceremony that marked the formal beginning of her reign; she encountered a court in the midst of a political transformation. The death of don Juan…