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Lively and thoughtful biography,
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This review is from: The Man Who Outshone The Sun King: Ambition, Triumph and Treachery in the Reign of Louis XIV (Paperback)
Foucquet, the finance minister of Louis XIV was a fascinating man who left us Vaux le Vicomte as a memorial. This is a well written and measured biography of a most unusual man. Drazin makes a very good job of explaining the complexities of French political life in the 17th century, but the book reads like a thriller. See my review on Goodreads for more detail.