Becoming King at thirty-eight, Louis XI, called “l’universelle araigne” by his enemies, doesn’t have a good reputation. Even though ugly and disagreeable, he was also an intelligent man. “I am France”, used to say this contemporary of Machiavel.
By Patrick Landri (In French, 90 mins)
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Image: Louis XI, anonymous portrait from XVth century, Brooklyn Museum, New York