December 2020

S1 Ep10

3.0 7 x
Henriette’s health violently deteriorates. The poisoning theory is confirmed. The Palace is locked down and Claudine gives he all to save her patient. Louis is devastated. He wants to save his son from the stuffy atmosphere of the Court and entrusts him to the care of Rohan. After a lengthy agony, Henriette dies, surrounde...

S1 Ep2

3.0 8 x
Louis launches the Grande Enquête to check the legitimacy of the nobles’ titles, the first stage in his strategy to bring rebellious minds to heel. The first victim is the ever-conspiring Montcourt. The entire court now feels vulnerable. But Louis’ political victories are undermined by more intimate dilemmas as his sibling...

S1 Ep4

3.5 22 x
Accounts of Philppe’s prowess on the battlefield trouble Louis: what can he do with this brother who basks in military glory while risking his life? In the Court, the Marchioness of Montespan begins to overshadow Louise de Valliere - making her a rival of Henriette, who is determined to maintain her position in the King’s ...

S1 Ep5

3.0 3 x
The war is over, and Philippe returns to the Court and the soldiers to the construction of Versailles. Philippe has won glory but returns from the battlefields a changed man. On the road to Versailles, a hold up leaves one of Cassel’s henchmen dead: the trap is closing around the Duke. Louis decides to organise a spectacul...

S1 Ep6

3.0 9 x
On the Versailles construction site, Louis is confronted with a soldiers-workers strike. They claim the honours and privileges of a victorious Royal army. Philippe seems to be the only one able to persuade them to return to work, a notion unthinkable for Louis. A humiliated Cassel is now forced to live at Versailles. But t...

S1 Ep7

3.0 6 x
Louis is gravely ill. This offers opportunity for the conspiracy to act. Cassel, Montcourt, Beatrice an the Chevalier de Lorraine are now united with the aim: to put Philippe on the throne, with the help of William of Orange, the sworn enemy of the King and General of Holland. But Louis makes a miraculous recovery and the ...

S1 Ep8

3.0 5 x
Philippe is deeply upset and agitated at the arrest of the Chevalier. Though poisoned by Beatrice, Fabien manages to escape from the Palace and find refuge with Claudine. Louis receives the ambassador of Charles II, King of England, to propose a secret agreement to invade Holland. Charles’ sister, Henriette, is secretly de...

S1 Ep9

3.0 9 x
Henriette masterfully leads the negotiations with her brother King Charles II. She returns to France in great honour, though gravely weakened by a mysterious illness. Montespan’s power continues to assert itself, both in the court and in Louis’ heart. The snare tightens around the conspirators: Fabien is determined to take...

Season 2, Episode 1 - The Labyrinth

4.0 22 x
A high-profile poisoning leaves a coveted vacancy, while pregnant Madame de Montespan exercises her influence at every opportunity. Is someone out to eclipse the Sun King? Louis' brother, the widower Philippe, cannot be allowed to remain single, though his exiled lover Chevalier has been allowed home - so a new marriage mu...

Season 2, Episode 2 - A Still Small Voice

4.0 4 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 adva...