Louis XI

(Louis XI of France, The Spider King)

1423–1483

Very wily and politically astute King who increased the influence of the throne.

Other Resources


Story Links
Book Links
Crafty King Louis XI.  in  The Story of Old France  by  H. A. Guerber
League of the Common Weal  in  The Story of France  by  Mary Macgregor
France: Reign of Louis XI  in  The Story of Europe  by  Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall


Image Links


Louis XI
 in The Story of Old France
Louis XI. And Olivier le Dain
Louis XI. And Olivier le Dain
 in Back Matter

Louis XI
 in Historical Tales: French