Genre: Historical Fiction
Word Count :100
Louis sighed as he sank into his lush velvet cushions. Thirty years of war had taken its toll. Religion had claimed many lives but France had prospered. His thoughts returned to the debacle at dinner. “I could sooner reconcile all Europe than two women.” How could he control his women, other members of the aristocracy and keep France great? His potent weapon came to him in his dreams.
“King Louis XIV has issued an edict. All the aristocracy are to live in Versailles. They must only wear the highest of fashions. The entire world will trak to Paris.”
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