In Outlander Season 2, we’ll see Scottish warrior Jaime Fraser (Sam Heughan) and his wife Claire (Caitriona Balfe) arriving to France to escape of the Redcoats, especially of Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall’s cruel pursuit (Tobias Menzies.) They will go to France were is ruling King Louis XV. How was the life in that elegant Court?
In Versailles all was regulated like clockwork. Will Jamie and Claire attend some of these rituals?
7.30-8 am “Sire, it is time”, the first Valet de Chambre awakens the King in the presence of the most important personalities in the kingdom (about one hundred and all male.) The King was dressed and breakfasted on a bowl of broth.
10 am: The King sat in the tribune of the Royal Chapel to attend mass, for about thirty minutes.
11 am: Back in his apartment, the King held council in his cabinet.
1 pm: In his bedchamber, the King dined alone. He needed to think and to rest.
“But both Phillip of Spain and Louis are James’s cousins; it’s the obligation of Bourbon blood he calls on there.” He smiled wryly at me, sidelong. “And from the things I’ve seen, I can tell ye that Royal blood runs damn thin when it comes to money, Sassenach.” Jamie in Dragonfly in Amber, Chapter 7.
2 pm: The king walked through the gardens or went hunting. It depends on the season.
6 pm: He signed the many letters prepared by his four secretaries of State.
10 pm: The crowd attended the Grand Public Supper. At the end of the meal, the monarch walked to his cabinet to converse more freely with his family and a few close acquaintances.
11:30 pm: The King withdrew to his bedroom.
Enjoy your day, Yareah friends. Art is everywhere and up to you!