Encyclopedia - Royal Endorsement

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[The reign of the ill-fated king Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette began only a year before this royal approbation was given to Isaac's encyclopedia. Louis XVI was a virtuous man, unlike his predecessor, Louis XV, so this initiative for a wholesome book of knowledge fitted perfectly with the new king's desire to raise the intelligence and moral fibre of the kingdom of France. The young king would have been 21 years old when this approbation was given.]


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