Françoise Bertaut de Motteville (c. 1621 - 1689) was part of the household of Anne of Austria (1601-1666), consort of King Louis XIII of France and mother of Louis XIV. Mme. de Motteville's chief work is these "Memoires" which give a faithful picture of the life of the French court in the 17th century. Index at rear of vol. 5.