Even that did very little to dim the glow of the sun king among his British fanbase.
Meanwhile, the sun king, removed from his throne, has remained unflinchingly smug.
Under the sun king, such humor—and the laughter associated with it—was seen as more suitable for the masses.
A king of France in the seventeenth and early eighteenth centuries. Louis was known as the Sun King for his power and splendor. By inviting French nobles to live in luxury at his palace at Versailles, he removed them as threats and greatly increased his own power. He is known for saying, “L'état, c'est moi” (“I am the state”).