Riots break out following the harsh taxes imposed and young shoe-maker Tristan is among those arrested. His uncle Guillaume and his outspoken sister play on Louis's conceit to save him. Philippe becomes obsessed with trying to identify the mysterious masked prisoner, to the dismay of his neglected wife Liselotte and seeks Marchal's help to identify him. Meanwhile the queen, aware that her affair with Leopold could be exposed, conspires a plan to travel to her native Spain to visit her allegedly dying brother, king Charles, though Louis is not unaware of her motive.
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Though Louis tried to project an image of health and vitality to the world, there is evidence to suggest he did in fact struggle with certain health concerns. These included symptoms associated with diabetes and gout, migraines, irritable bowels, hemorrhoids and rheumatism, as well as dental issues, and he did in fact have several teeth pulled during the course of the latter half of his life. See more