The Last Agony of Making Peace
Ever since the 1660’s Louis XIV and his ministers, generals, and diplomats had been preoccupied one way or another by the problem of the Spanish succession. For Louis, lack of heirs was something that God alone could do something about, and failing that divine decision, his pride as a Bourbon, son of a Spanish Hapsburg and husband of another, would lead him to fight for everything he considered to be his inheritance. Alliances, wars, and treaties had been made decade after decade, always with the problem of the Spanish succession in mind.
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