a happy childhood in the countryside as a the daughter of a
provincial country dweller, Angelique is promised against her
will to a wealthy lord of Toulouse, twelve years older than her,
the count Joffrey de Peyrac. Reluctant at first before the
physical disgrace of her husband to be, she is eventually
seduced by his personality; despite jealousies around them
caused by the mysterious richness of Joffrey, she begins a happy
married life: a first child, Florimond, seal their union.
Joffrey accused of witchcraft, suffers
an unfair trial and is finally condemned to be burned alive.
After which Angélique starts to gradually get depressed in the
slums of the capital.
She comes to Bouin in order to
give birth to her second child, Cantor. Gradually, she manages
to emerge from this fallen state, and thanks to the new
chocolate fashion, manages to make a fortune. To ensure the
future of her children, and thanks to the blackmail she does
about the conspiracy against the king that she discovered when
she was young, she remarries with her cousin Philip.
Through this union, stormy at
first, she manages to approach the court and the king, who is
seduced by her beauty and intelligence; in doing so, it
attracts the enmity of the mistress of Louis XIV, the Marquise
de Montespan, who attempts to assassinate her but fails.
Meanwhile, she gives birth to the
child resulting of her union with Philippe, little
Charles-Henri de Plessis-Bellière. Angélique returns from time
to time in this small house from the seaside to remember that
this is the place where she was able to take off thanks to the
solidarity of the this small village peasants, surrounded by
the sea, and where no one knew that that's where she lived her