|Character||Duke of Cassel|
|Age Range(s)||Adult (36-50), Senior (>50)|
|Type of monologue / Character is||Persuasive, Frustrated, Speech, Malicious/scheming|
|Description||The Duke of Cassel plots against the king of France|
|Details||Season 1, Ep. 3, "Mirror for Princes" 1 minutes into the episode|
The Duke of Cassel is a powerful nobleman who hates the king of France Louis XIV. The king has recently decided to go ahead and build a magnificent royal palace at Versaille that most noblemen consider useless and also has disgraced several noblemen by taking away their titles. One of them is Montcourt who is now seeking help from the Duke of Cassel. Montcourt has just told him that he needs help from him and “he is his servant”...The Duke of Cassel tells him and the people present that they need to stop the building of Versailles and restore the power of the nobility.
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Duke of Cassel: “Servant...Behold the divine right of kings and its gifts. This is your king’s new law. Stripping away the dignity of a true noble. Defiling the reputation of a man whose family forms the bedrock of this country. Now once, not long ago, we knew where we stood. But now we must prove ourselves, now we must sing for our suppers. Now the king says “I am France”. But I say it is we who are France. Our dear friend Montcourt’s condition is a message. The king will have his reply. This new playground in the woods, the king obsesses over it. He sees Versailles and nothing else. He’s forgotten who built this country. Were we to remove this new distraction, the king might recover himself. And Versailles could return to the weeds. The king to Paris and we to our lands….and our lives. A noble cause, indeed.”