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Death and the CrownRitual and Politics in France Before the Revolution$
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Anne Byrne

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9781526143303

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2020

DOI: 10.7765/9781526143310

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The funeral of Louis XV, July 1774

The funeral of Louis XV, July 1774

(p.54) 2 The funeral of Louis XV, July 1774
Death and the Crown

Anne Byrne

Manchester University Press

The transition of power from Louis XV to Louis XVI took place against a background of unresolved political tension over the Maupeou Coup. The funeral of Louis XV in July 1774 required the attendance of the parlement - but which one? The unpopular appointees of the Maupeou parlement? Or the exiled members of the old parlement? The princes of the blood threatened to boycott the ceremony. Ceremony and politics were inextricably linked in the first days of Louis XVI's reign.

Keywords:   Maupeou, funeral, parlement, mourning, princes of the blood, dynastic, Orléans, Condé, catafalque, Saint Denis

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