English visitors at the court of France in the 18th century


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History Today
Vol. 11, no. 4 (April 1961), p. 254-261


Throughout the period of its greatest glory, Versailles continued to attract a crowd of British visitors. Some were appreciative, some critical, some resolutely unimpressed. Thomas Gray, for instance, found the rooms of the Palace dirty and shabby, and the ensemble "disagreeable"