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The Sun King : Louis Fourteenth at Versailles - Nancy Mitford quietism = a form of religious mysticism requiring withdrawal from all human effort and passive contemplation of God---256 pages here.I so want an orange tree in a silver pot!---Bernini also gained royal commissions from outside Italy, for subjects such as Louis XIV, Cardinal Richelieu, Francesco I d'Este, Charles I of England and Henrietta Maria. The last two were produced in Italy from portraits made by Van Dyck (now in the royal collection), though Bernini preferred to produce portraits from life - the bust of Charles was lost in the Whitehall Palace fire of 1698 and that of Henrietta Maria was not undertaken due to the outbreak of the English Civil War. source - wiki