This is a story of a father who was not just a father, but a king.
In the late 16th century, King Charles III of France took advantage of his status to grant the birth to a son.
He took his throne from his father and spent most of his life with his new son.
The son would become known as Charles, and his coronation took place on February 1, 1703, with the royal family and his court in attendance.
For the next four years, Charles spent most days in exile in his own country, his life marked by turmoil, intrigue, and, eventually, death.
Here, Charles and his son, Louis XVI, share their stories in this oral history. Read more