From a dynastic perspective the French monarchy seemed rock solid in July 1842. King Louis-Philippe I and Queen Marie-Amélie were blessed with ten children. Five of their sons had reached adulthood; young Prince Antoine celebrated his eighteenth birthday that summer.1 The king was very fond of his seven grandchildren, among them six boys, each one of them as fit as a fiddle. The family members were on first-name terms and enjoyed spending time together.
|Title of host publication||Sons and Heirs|
|Subtitle of host publication||Succession and Political Culture in Nineteenth Century Europe|
|Editors||Frank Lorenz Müller, Heidi Mehrkens|
|Number of pages||15|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Oct 2015|
|Name||Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy|
Mehrkens, H. (2015). The impossible task of replacing a model heir: The death of Ferdinand-Philippe d’Orléans and the ‘new France’. In F. L. Müller, & H. Mehrkens (Eds.), Sons and Heirs: Succession and Political Culture in Nineteenth Century Europe (pp. 196-210). (Palgrave Studies in Modern Monarchy). Palgrave Macmillan . https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-137-45498-0_12