Why did the nobles have to stay part of the year at his palace?
By requiring that nobles of a certain rank and position spend time each year at Versailles, Louis prevented them from developing their own regional power at the expense of his own and kept them from countering his efforts to centralise the French government in an absolute monarchy.
Did nobles live in Versailles?
French royals, nobles, and state officials lived together in the sprawling palace complex. But despite the regal setting, everyday life for courtiers at Versailles was often stressful, regimented, and surprisingly unsanitary. The palace of Versailles was King Louis XIV’s pet project.
Did nobles pay rent to live Versailles?
They were provided for. Versailles was a golden prison. But everyone did not stay at court everyday. Many of the wealthiest nobles had an hotel somewhere close ( like in the city of Versailles ) where they retreated after the day at court.
Why did nobles live at court?
Courtiers The nobility surrounding the king. The kings of France were constantly surrounded by a large number of courtiers, most of whom were part of the nobility. To earn the king’s favour it was necessary to spend time in the royal residences and stick to etiquette.
What bug killed the Queen in Versailles?
Marie-Thérèse d’Autriche, Louis XIV’s wife, is killed off with the help of some mysterious bug in Versailles. If you read my season three reviews, you know that I had no clue what kind of bug that was and I said I will update you if I find out what it is. It is called Triatoma infestans and very ugly.
Why are the beds in Versailles so small?
Re: Wondering about Versaille? Beds used to be short because people didn’t use to sleep lying down because old superstitions considered it to be the position of the dead. So they slept in half sitting position.
What drugs were used at Versailles?
Tobacco, herbs and possibly opium in lauanum – snuff and coffee, though coffee was very expensive. Coca leaves didn’t travel well and were not used.