Considering that the clergy made up the first estate, where did bishops, archbishops and cardinals stand in the social hierarchy of Versailles?
Cardinals were usually ranked with the Princes of the Blood but an archbishop and a bishop's place depended on his family connections (noblesse d'épée or noblesse de robe) and whether he had other titles :)
Hello Louise,I run a business in tourism & I organise several tours of Versailles. I'd be glad to talk to you and to get your point of views about our tours. Would you have an email to exchange?Xavier email@example.com
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Hello do you have any information about the life of Charlotte Godefride Elisabeth de Rohan- Soubise< Princesse of Code? I have searche the internet and can only find limited information about her life. I would be grateful if you could recommend some books or articles. Thank you, Michelle.
I found a few sources in French and English but as you say there is not much on the internet. I have made a post on her containing the information I could find - it is under Monsieur & Madame.Here are the sources:Memoirs of the Duc de Luynes (describes her young death from illness)House of Rohan (genealogical book of that house)There is a bit in Mémorial de Chronologie, genealogique et historique pour l'année 1753 and Histoire de la maison de Bourbon
Hi. I am writing a novel set in France 1782. So I have a question regarding inheritance laws for the French aristocracy... what would happen if a Comte died leaving no male relatives in his line and the only heirs he has are his 2 daughters - so is it possible for the title to pass through the eldest daughter to her husband? Or only to her sons through the marriage? BTW your blog has been incredibly helpful to me. Keep it up :D
Hi! It was not uncommon for a husband to claim a title on behalf of his wife but in the end it was up to the king. He could decide if the title was to go extinct or grant it to the husband but normally it would pass on to the children of the eldest daughter - the sons that is, since they followed Salic law. So, both could actually happen since the legal system of the ancient regime was very unclear.
Thanks so much. Your blog is such an amazing resource. Any clue on good books/links/sources available online on life in Paris for the nobility in 1782? I do wish we could establish a channel of communication.
You are always welcome to contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org. I love to hear from people with a similar interest to mine, so don't be afraid to ask any question you may have