Wednesday, December 10, 2008
Classroom skit: the King of France is invited to view the Chateau Vaux le Vicomte
Seriously miffed, the king accused the finance minster of embezzling funds from the treasury to pay for the elaborate palace. Fouquet was thrown in jail, his wife exiled and the chateau confiscated. The designers who had created the stunning chateau were hired by Louis XIV to create an even finer palace: Versailles.