With a Ph.D. in History and Civilizations from the Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS), Flavie Leroux is a research fellow at the Centre de recherche du Château de Versailles (CRCV), and a research associate at the Centre de recherches historiques (EHESS – UMR 8558). A specialist in the history of women and the French royal court, she has focused, most notably, on royal mistresses, about whom she has written both her thesis and two books, Les maîtresses du roi, de Henri IV à Louis XIV (The King’s Mistresses: From Henri IV to Louis XIV) (Champ Vallon, 2020) and L’autre famille royale (The Other Royal Family) (Passés composés, 2022). As the coordinator of the CRCV’s “Court identities and the myth of Versailles in Europe: perception, adherence and rejection (18th-19th centuries)” program, she has co-edited several multi-author works, including Le mythe de Versailles et l’Europe des cours, xviie-xxe siècles (The Myth of Versailles and European Courts, 17th-20th centuries) (2023) and Versailles et la Pologne (Versailles and Poland) (2021), both of which were published in the Bulletin du Centre de recherche du château de Versailles.

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