PHILIPPE D'ORLEANS, THE LIBERTINE REGENT
An episode from the series SECRETS OF HISTORY - PORTRAITS
Grandson of Louis XIII, nephew of Louis XIV, cousin of the future Louis XV, the regent Philippe d'Orléans was much more than the idle and superficial depraved ruler he was made to be.
SECRETS OF HISTORY details the fate of a surprisingly modern and pragmatic prince who transformed the court into a political, intellectual and artistic laboratory.
History has not been kind with Philippe d'Orléans presenting him as shy, versatile, coward, liar, deceitful, ambitious, poisoner, jaded, sceptical, mean, binger, drunk, sex addict, incestuous.