Talk: From Napoleon I to Napoleon III: The Revival of the French Court in the 19th Century by Philip Mansel
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Every French monarch in the 19th century used his court to promote his dynasty, win support from the people and encourage trade. Charles X, who reigned from 1824 to 1830, had a larger household and held more receptions than his predecessor Louis XVI.
Paris at this time regained its reputation as a great court city. This was a golden age, with official patronage for artists and writers, many of whom enjoyed close relations within royal circles.
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