Cronin's biography of Louis XIV is by far much more interesting than Mitford's. While reading Nancy Mitford's biography, I constantly had the feeling that her writing is based on a hear-say, gossip, rumours....radotage as the French would say. To be fair, Cronin also included gossip in his work, but did so in much more balanced way. Cronin's work also focuses on the entire life of the roi-soleil, while Mitford's commences with the transfer of power to Versailles. I have to say that I DID enjoy Mitford's biography, but I enjoyed Cronin's more!!!
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