Louis de Bourbon, Count of Vermandois

Published: 9/27/2022
The Bastard Prince of Versailles

In The Bastard Prince of Versailles, a factually based historical novel, a disowned gay prince struggles to redeem himself through heroism and self-sacrifice at war in 17th century France. 


LOUIS DE BOURBON isn’t a real prince—even though his father is KING LOUIS XIV. The illegitimate son of the King and his mistress, LOUISE DE LA VALLIÈRE, seven-year-old Louis has been kept far from the court’s eyes until his mother abandons him, taking up the veil for her adultery. An outsider, Louis is thought to contaminate the royal blood and pose a threat to DAUPHIN LOUIS, heir to the throne.