To the right is the young Louis XIV. He and his mother had to flee Paris because of a rebellion in his youth. As an adult, Louis established his court away from Paris, in Versailles. He carried the notion of absolutism and the divine right of Kings to extremes, hence he has a halo. Versailles became a monstrous monument to his ego that nearly bankrupted France. Like the blind leading the blind, Louis XV and
Louis XVI continued this lavish lifestyle of Versailles until the citizens of Paris put an end to it.