The Duchess of Berry and the Court of Charles X

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VI
THE DAUPHIN AND DAUPHINESS

AT the accession of Charles X., the royal family, properly speaking, consisted of six persons only, -- the King, the Duke and Duchess of Angoulê?me, the Duchess of Berry and her two children (the Duke of Bordeaux and Mademoiselle). By the traditions of the monarchy, the Duke of Angoulême, as son and heir of the King, took the title of Dauphin, and his wife that of Dauphiness. The Duchess of Berry, who, under the reign of Louis XVIII. was called Madame the Duchess of Berry, was by right, henceforward, called simply Madame, a privilege that belonged to the Duchess of Angoulême before she was Dauphiness. That is why the Gymnase, the theatre under the special protection of the Duchess of Berry, was called, after the new reign began, the Théâtre de Madame.

Born at Versailles the 5th of August, 1775, the Duke of Angoulême had just entered on his fiftieth year. A tender and respectful son, an irreproachable husband, a brave soldier, he was lacking in both brilliant and solid qualities. His awkward air, his bashfulness, his myopia, his manners rather bourgeois

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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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