The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X

By Imbert De Saint-Amand | Go to book overview

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THE COURT

NOW let us throw a general glance over the court of the King, Charles X., in 1825, the year of the consecration.

The civil household of the King comprised six distinct services: those of Grand Almoner of France, of the Grand Master of France, of the Grand Chamberlain of France, of the Grand Equerry of France, of the Grand Huntsman of France, and of the Grand Master of Ceremonies of France.

The Grand Almoner was the Cardinal, Prince of Croy, Archbishop of Rowen; the First Almoner, Mgr. Frayssinous, Bishop of Hermopolis; the confessor of the King, the Abbé Jocard. Charles X., this monarch, surrounded by great lords, knelt before a plebeian priest and demanded absolution for his sins. There were, besides, in the service of the Grand Almoner of France, eight almoners, eight chaplains, and eight pupils of the chapel, serving in turns of four.

The function of the Grand Master of France had as titulary the Duke of Bourbon, Prince of Condé. But this Prince performed his duties only in very

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • I - The Accession of Charles X 1
  • II - The Entry into Paris 11
  • III - The Tombs of Saint-Denis 20
  • IV - The Funeral of Louis XVIII 29
  • V - The King 41
  • VI - The Dauphin and Dauphiness 48
  • VII - Madame 58
  • VIII - The Orleans Family 72
  • IX - The Prince of CondÉ 81
  • X - The Court 90
  • XI - The Duke of Doudeauville 104
  • XII - The Household of the Duchess of Berry 114
  • XIII - The Preparations for the Coronation 123
  • XIV - The Coronation 139
  • XV - Close of the Sojourn at Rheims 152
  • XVI - The Re-Entrance into Paris 160
  • XVII - The Jubilee Of 166
  • XVIII - The Duchess of Gontaut 177
  • XIX - The Three Governors 187
  • XX- The Review of the National Guard 198
  • XXI - The First Disquietude 208
  • XXIII - The Journey in the West 224
  • XXIV- The Mary Stuart Ball 237
  • XXV - The Fine Arts 245
  • XXVI - The Theatre of Madame 257
  • XXVII - Dieppe 266
  • XXVIII - The Prince De Polignac 276
  • XXIX - General De Bourmont 286
  • XXX - The Journey in the South 292
  • Index 299
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