The obligation made for people of law to lead the beggars in the prisons of the closest city raises the question of the confinement in the big cities of the provinces of the North. In France, the royal State believes to remedy these difficulties by the edict of June, 1662 ordering the creation of a general hospital in every city of the kingdom. The
If French court is a classical subject in modern history, birth and early childhood in the curial environment constitute rare specifical research topics through the available academic works. However, many archives make possible to reconstitute what happens around the pregnant queens or princesses.
Edited by Véronique Christophe, Claire Ducro, Pascal Antoine