September 2017

Season 2 Episode 10 - Of Blood And Stone

Expired 3.0 49 x
In the series finale, Louis XIV learns the names of the nobles who purchased the poisons, but a last fatal batch reaches the palace, and humiliated Madame de Montespan has a plan for it. Facing a flaming death, brazen Madame Agathe predicts doom for the King and his royal line, while Sophie is torn emotionally, and traitorous Thomas realises Philippe is only acting affectionately to feed him misinformation. Stars George Blagden and Alexander Vlahos.

Season 2 Episode 9 - Seven Shadows

Expired 3.0 27 x
Realising he is less than God-like, Louis XIV receives advice from pious Madame Scarron - but can the king truly humble himself? Desperate Madame de Montespan is persuaded a dark ritual will reverse her fall from grace. Ordered to initiate intimacy with traitorous Thomas, Philippe finds himself forced to mask the motive from Chevalier to prevent an expected brutal response. Stars George Blagden and Alexander Vlahos.

Season 2 Episode 8 - Le Nouveau Regime

Expired 3.0 38 x
Resolutions are tested as Louis XIV returns to Versailles vowing to purify his private life, while Madame de Montespan hopes to cement her place in his heart. The feelings of Philippe for Chevalier are rocked by an unexpected depth of concern for Princess Palatine, who shows symptoms of possible poisoning. Meanwhile, Fabien Marchal faces a personal appeal to review his refusal to return. Stars George Blagden and Alexander Vlahos.
August 2017

Season 2 Episode 7 - A Night

Expired 3.0 41 x
Secret discussions and unexpected close encounters occur through the court and beyond as a weary Louis XIV is offered an opportunity to change the course of his conflict with William of Orange. However, it is a face from the King's past that brings his mental crisis to a climax. Tensions increase as mistrustful Madame de Montespan suspects her devout friend Madame Scarron also has feelings for Louis. Stars George Blagden and Alexander Vlahos.

Season 2 Episode 6 - The Sands Of Time

Expired 4.0 30 x
William of Orange ‘tempts’ the King to take the field against his Dutch army, so Queen Marie-Therese takes charge while Louis XIV is away at war - banning debauchery in the process. The visiting Sultan of Bijapur refuses to let a vital treaty signing sully the hands of the Queen, so pressure is placed on Philippe to step into his brother's shoes for the occasion. Meanwhile, Madame de Montespan seeks to lead innocent potential rival Isabelle astray with sinister intent. Stars George Blagden and ...

Season 2 Episode 5 - War And Peace

Expired 3.0 43 x
King Louis XIV's continued insomnia makes him increasingly volatile, meaning Marchal's loyalty counts for nothing following his failure to prove the worst poisonings were solely the work of his now-dead suspect. Claudine continues to investigate the mystery toxin, while Sophie seeks a solution to her situation - a marriage not just loveless, but cruel. Meanwhile, devout Father Pascal dares to reveal to Louis what Madame de Montespan attempted. Stars George Blagden and Alexander Vlahos.

Season 2 Episode 4 - Miasma

Expired 4.0 40 x
King Louis XIV makes plans to send an army into the Netherlands, and Philippe oversees troops training with a new weapon - leaving his new bride at a loose end while the palace is fumigated. Cynical Madame de Montespan already despairing of her ailing new-born daughter's likely future, tackles the Catholic Church in the form of Father Pascal. Meanwhile, Chevalier incites a fight, envious of the attentions Philippe is paying to the King's chronicler Thomas Beaumont. Stars George Blagden and Alex...

Season 2 Episode 3 - Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes?

Expired 3.0 27 x
Princess Palatine gets a cold reception in the bed of her new husband Philippe following their marriage celebration. Meanwhile, young Sophie learns her destiny lies in an even crueller match - by order of King Louis. Elsewhere, Bontemps spots misbehaviour that suggests a new prime suspect for the poisonings to Marchal and a remark by medic Claudine echoing an earlier comment, clarifies the case. Stars George Blagden and Alexander Vlahos.
July 2017

Season 2 Episode 2 - A Still Small Voice

Expired 4.0 60 x
The King's bad example is blamed by the Catholic clergy for the nobility's immorality as his adultery with Madame de Montespan not only troubles his Queen but also zealous young Father Pascal. Passion-enhancing powders and potions are sweeping the palace, but their use also masks more sinister motives to secure social advancement. As incidents of poisoning increase, royal enforcer Fabien Marchal faces an uphill struggle to police the toxic situation. And Philippe must meet his new bride, Prince...

July 19, 2017

Expired 4.0 25 x
With phase one of the grand Versailles palace complete, most of France’s eminent lords and ladies now live under King Louis XIV’s roof, locked in a constant battle for supremacy. Louis has every reason to be happy – his palace is expanding and is admired the world over. Meanwhile, his troops are preparing to invade Holland and crush Guillaume d’Orange. However, he’s still haunted by his nightmares, and his paranoia grows. Stars George Blagden and Alexander Vlahos.