The king who cried

Apr 06, 2016 719

If you are the Bourbon King Charles VII, His Holy Royal Majesty, King of Naples and Sicily and Jerusalem, Infante of Spain, Duke of Parma and Piacenza, and the son of the King of Spain and the Queen of Saxony, when you say you want a new palace, the only question you are asked is "how big".

"Give me a magnificent new royal court in a place safe from attacks from the sea. I want it to be far from the congestion of Naples and the revolt-prone Neapolitans," Charles said to Italian architect/engineer, Luigi Vanvitelli, "and make it look something like Versailles, but just a little bit bigger."

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