The Bourbon Dynasty: Charles X: The Unlucky ( 1757-1836)

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Born the best looking of all of Louis XV’s grandsons, Charles’ early years were spent being demanding, spoiled and nasty to many of the people round him. He slid by on his looks and considerable charm. Many women could not resist him.

When Charles succeeded to the throne he did everything he could to thwart reform of any kind. He only reigned for 6 years.

He disastrously revoked the constitution.   The result was the July Revolution.

Charles abdicated in favor of his ten year old grandson. His wishes were ignored by his cousin Louis-Philippe who proclaimed himself king.

Charles was exiled to England where he was met by an indifferent, cold populace and creditors.

Note: In a letter of Leopold I, king of the Belgians, to the Queen Victoria before her accession, dated the 18th of November 1836, “Poor Charles X is dead… History will state that Louis XVIII was a most liberal monarch, reigning with great mildness and justice to his end, but that his brother, from his despotic and harsh disposition, upset all the other had done and lost the throne.”



Lenticular is a technique where one image “flips” to another using finely calibrated stripes of lenses. Most peoples first contact with lenticulars is the “blinking eye” prize in a box of Cracker Jacks. All Bourbon lenticulars measure 8 inches by 10 inches.

They are made to order and come in editions of 10.

Framing is not included.