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Louis XV may very well have recalled her if he had recovered. But he knew he was dying, and he obeyed his confessor as the condition of his absolution.

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Louis XV was a King... and according to the monarchy, the King was there thanks to god... thus if Louis XV wanted to die like a King, he had to follow the religion, and thus he had to exile Du Barry his mistress :D

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Louis-Charles wrote:
Louis XV was a King... and according to the monarchy, the King was there thanks to god... thus if Louis XV wanted to die like a King, he had to follow the religion, and thus he had to exile Du Barry his mistress :D


Yes, indeed.

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I know he had to exile her before he died but I was wondering what would have happened had he been recalled to full health.

Incidentally, I know that Kings were supposed to die at Versailles .. what would have happened had he died in, say, a hunting accident .. away from the palace and with his mistress still installed?

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I suppose he would go to hell.


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:lol: May be Elizabeth!

Moose nobody can answer to this question... :wink:

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Moose wrote:
I know he had to exile her before he died but I was wondering what would have happened had he been recalled to full health.

Incidentally, I know that Kings were supposed to die at Versailles .. what would have happened had he died in, say, a hunting accident .. away from the palace and with his mistress still installed?


In an accidental death, the last rites are administered posthumously, and the person is given the benefit of the doubt. But, that did not happen in the case of Louis XV.

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Louis-Charles wrote:
:lol: May be Elizabeth!

Moose nobody can answer to this question... :wink:


True.

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what would have happened had he died in, say, a hunting accident .. away from the palace and with his mistress still installed?

For Mme du Barry, it would not change a big deal... Louis XVI would get king, immediately, and send her away from the court, as he did. Don't you think so ?

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Yes, she would have to go.

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Yes, I also think that. But, as I've said, I dont like her, so I agree with the King's order to send her away.

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I don't understand why anyone dislikes Mme du Barry - though each to their own ;). Well, I can understand, I suppose, how a 14 year old introduced for the first time to a prostitute might consider it a snub and the woman's position a scandal but once you get beyond her function at court she strikes me as having been an essentially decent woman.

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Many people did not like Du Barry because she was, according to them, an offence to the religion, and others hated her because she prevented them from having an influence on the King...and it was the same thing for Pompadour :D

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Yes, the royal mistress was always hated because of the influence she had with the king.

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Someone had to have an influence though surely and had it not been the mistress it would have been the wife, or a child, or a favourite minister, or a friend...

Did du Barry have any children btw? Did Pompadour? If not how did they prevent this from happening?

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