KING OF THE WORLD: THE LIFE OF LOUIS XIV
640pp., 24pp.colour. 2019. Louis XIV, King of France and Navarre, dominated his age. In the second half of the seventeenth century, he extended France’s frontiers into the Netherlands and Germany, and established colonies in America, Africa and India. Louisiana, which once occupied a third of the territory of the present-day United States, is named after him.