I'm shocked that he is so heathy due to the previous four failed pregnancies of the queen.
Claim to Power
I am the God given Louis XIV. I am the state and the ever shining sun of this empire.
He will ruin us!
This kid will be a pain.
Cost of Versailles
Your Highness, Versailles is lovely as ever but the state of the treasury is not. Please take into consideration the money you're spending.
You do not get to advise me! I am the Sun King. I shall spend the whole royal treasure if that is what pleases me!
The wars have further emptied the vaults. We need to act in order to save the economy.
Louis the XIV was the only successful pregnancy of Anne and Louis XIII. He was prayed for by many since his father needed a son and was called Louis-Dieudonné, the God Given.
Cost of War
Sir, the men are tired and want to come home. Our resources are depleted and need to be restocked.
Louis had a large ego due to divine right theory. The theory that God put certain people on the thrown because that's what he wanted.
The people should grovel at my feet for all I've done for them. They will thank me when this is over.
We shall see...
He loved shiny and expensive things so he built a palace where he and his court lived. This coast a significant amount of money, and started the large debt he put his kingdom in.
Death of the Sun King
Soon you will be king of a great kingdom...Try to remain at peace with you neighbors. I loved war too much. Do not follow me in that or in overspending...Lighten your people's burden as soon as possible, and do what I have had the misfortune not to do myself.
Along with large expensive buildings and parties, he also loved war. The long wars cost him even more and there wasn't enough revenue coming in to overcome the amout going out.
Does no one understand my power? Under God's graces I hold this position, and the state shall flourish under my rule!
Louis XIV and the man who controlled the finances, John Baptiste Colbert, decided to tax the people more and rely on mercantilism to relieve the debt.
The people are not happy with the new taxes, but the mercantilism is working well to decrease the debt.
When Louis was dying he told his grandson this quote. Unfortunately Louis hadn't thought of this sooner before he put the kingdom into piles of debt with lots of enemies.