Anne of Austria, the daughter of Philip III of Spain, in her early twenties. Married to Louis XIII at the age of fourteen, who consummated the marriage only reluctantly years later, she had suffered two miscarriages and would suffer two more before she gave birth to a successor, the future Louis XIV, at the age of thirty-seven.

It was Anne of Austria who brought the habit of drinking chocolate across the Pyrrhenees to France, from where it spread farther East.

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