King Louis XIV of France is a 17th century rock star, an extraordinary strategist and an utter ruthless ruler. The year is 1667. Louis is 28 and in sole command of his kingdom. Haunted by childhood memories of a bitter coup against his father, he commissions the most beautiful palace in Europe, VERSAILLES. The nobles crave entry to this lavish chateau, not realising that its purpose is to imprison and control them. One of Louis' prime targets is his younger brother, Monsieur, an effeminate dandy and formidable warrior. The court is also the battleground for love as Louis' queen, Marie Therese, fights to tame his wandering eye. This epic drama takes us on a thrilling journey into the most glamorous period in history, where the cult of celebrity was born. A world of power, betrayal, love, lust and declarations of war, where countries battle for the King's favour. This is VERSAILLES in all its brutal glory.