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A synthesis of Madame de Pompadour
by Lorenzo Crivellin
She was an extraordinary woman, not yet understood. The Illuminism opened the door to a renewal in arts, science, philosophy and this educated, middle-class woman understood that the Ancient Regime was about to finish. She tried everything to gain power within the court to put her innovative ideas into practice in order to save the Kingdom.
Meanwhile King Louis XV was overwhelmed, annoyed by the noblemen and noblewomen with all their political currents. He chose to get close to the most honest and genuine middle-class and introduced this woman to his court, not a prostitute but a sensitive person who has never offended the Queen with her embarrassing presence. Due to this episode the monarchy and the middle-class came much more closer to each other. The middle-class showed a certain maturity and the capacity of becoming an executive class (actually many disliked the idea of being commanded by an only one man).
"The role of Madame Pompadour in the Seven Year War"
An interview to an historian, Mr. Albert of Les forum de lhistoire.
"A brief chronology of the Seven Year War"
by Charlie Dauville of Les forum de lhistoire."