Bourbon Orleans - A Family Album
By: Prince Michael of Greece
Prince Michael of Greece, son of Princess Françoise of Orléans, presents a wealth of hitherto unseen pictures of his ancestors, the Bourbon-Orléans. This album contains not only the immediate family in France, but also the associated families in Belgium, Württemberg, Denmark, Bulgaria, Spain and Brazil. The royal house of France has its roots in the 9th century, with different branches occupying the throne one after another: the Capetians, the Valois, the Valois-Angoulêmes, the Bourbons and the Orléans. The same dynasty ruled for nearly 1,000 years. The Orléans branch started with Louis XIVs brother, Philippe of France, Duke of Orléans. Brilliant, talented, charming, unconventional, scandalous and daring, his descendants were lovers of art who were also noted for their political ambitions. Hardback.