2.3.10

Louis Philippe Joseph d'Orléans and Louis Joseph, Prince of Condé a royal contrast.

The Cross of Laeken offers this contrast between two princes...

...Condé and the late Duc d'Orléans represent the most absolute contrast in the Capetian house. Orléans, of an influenceable character, weak, very quick to take umbrage in relation to the Court, where the elder branch often failed to show him consideration, as Louis XVI systematically kept him out of all action, which was a lack of address, for, with tact, he could have won his attachment. He did have worth and, well guided, well oriented, he would certainly not have had the deplorable tendency to go always to the left, always to the opposition, which led him to the guilty cowardice of the regicidal vote, a crime he expiated by mounting the scaffold with courage and resignation. He could see, like so many others, that his regrettable concessions had not saved him from revolutionary hatred. more...

Jhesu+Marie,
Brantigny

1 comment:

Matterhorn said...

Thank you for linking to my post. Princess Henriette's account is full of these interesting passages.