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  • Cardinal Richelieu
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    The Accomplishments of Cardinal Richelieu Essay submitted by Up until the mid 17th century, it was evident that France was by no means a major player in the field of European affairs. Spain was still the most powerful state as it held a dominant monopoly over European commerce and economics. However, by 1648, this power would shift, and France would come into its own in terms of political and economic influence. The transfer of power was aided by a weakening of the Spanish Empire, along with the...
  • Power Of English Kings
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    Power, handled correctly, brings prosperity, while power, handled carelessly, brings despair. So how could 2 countries handle power so differently, yet become such equals in the modern world In order to find this answer we must look at the origins of French and English government. The French monarchy began as a strip of present-day north central France. The process of establishing a stable monarchy began when Hugh Capet, the Count of Paris, was elected King by a group of feudal lords. The Capeti...
  • English King
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    The Hundred Years War was a long, complicated war with its roots in political struggles, the want of Kings and the people of their nations to expand territory, and to take territory that they believe is theirs. This war lasted more than a century, from 1337-1453, and was a actually a series of wars broken only temporarily by treaties doomed to fail. The English king controlled much of France, particularly in the fertile South. These lands had come under control of the English when Eleanor of Aqu...
  • Caused The French Revolution France
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    What Caused the French Revolution France had a large population and prosperous trade during the 1700's. It was considered to be the most advanced country of Europe. However, when high taxes and disturbing questions about the Enlightenment were sprung upon the French citizens, mainly the Third Estate of the Old Regime, the people needed a change. King Louis XVI left these problems of France unresolved and contributed to new dilemmas. Thus the French Revolution was started by such causes as the th...
  • French Revolution
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    "What is the end of our revolution? The tranquil enjoyment of liberty and equality; the reign of that eternal justice, the laws of which are graven, not on marble or stone, but in the hearts of men, even in the heart of the slave who has forgotten them, and in that of the tyrant who disowns them". (Robespiere, On the Principles of Political Morality) .".. to put an end to the anarchy in the interior of France, to check the attacks upon the throne and the altar, to reestablish the legal power, to...
  • Son Of The English King Charles
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    study guide for European History or Global Studies 1. Petrarch. - Called the "Father of all Humanism". Revered Roman Cicero above all others. Followed Cicero's example of eloquence and put emphasis upon language such as Latin and Greek. 2. Medici. - Wealthy banking family controlling Florence. Had much influence in government and influenced The Signoria, the ruling council in Florence. Created a lasting dynasty with children who had power. 3. Nepotism. - Keeping Position in the Church within the...
  • 1337 The French King Philip
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    THE HUNDRED YEARS' WAR 1337-1453 The Hundred Years War was the last great medieval war. It was a war not just between Kings, but lesser nobles were also able to pursue their own personal agendas while participating in the larger conflict. Future wars saw far less factionalism, at least on the scale found in medieval conflicts. The Hundred Years War was actually dozens of little wars and hundreds of battles and sieges that went on for over a century until both sides were exhausted. While neither ...
  • Person And Monarch In King Louis XIV
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    Introduction Perhaps one of the most famous of European monarchs, King Louis XIV ruled France for some 72 years, the longest by any French head of State. It is believed that reign of King Louis XIV was reputably famous as one of 'Absolute government', primarily because the King had his own particular and dominating style of governing the nation. Attaining the powers of a King at a young age of only 5 years, King Louis XIV would rule through his mother's guidance and Cardinal Mazarin acting as th...
  • Legislative Authority In A Legislative Assembly
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    ... ive members of the Constituent Assembly, which followed the king to Paris, handed in their resignations. In Paris, both the court and the assembly became increasingly subject to pressures from its citizens. Radical sentiment became predominant in the assembly, but the original objective, a constitutional monarchy, was retained. The first draft of the constitution received the approval of the French monarch on July 14, 1790. By the terms of the document, the provinces of France were abolished...
  • Second And Third Estates
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    French Revolution French Revolution, one of the major revolutions in European history. The revolution marks a turning point in Frence history and in world history in general. Forms of government, morals, ideologies, and social development were greatly affected by it in all Europe and even in U.S. The beginning of the Frence Revolution in generally dated from June, 1789. But the crisis in political and economic affairs in France in that period was so great that social unrest, rioting, a and rebel...
  • Poetry And Courtly Love Machaut
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    handout: Guillaume de Machaut Noelle Chamorro, September 19, 2000 Guillaume de Machaut (1300-1377) Born to commoners, Machaut came from humble origins in the Champagne -Ardenne region of Northern France. He was educated in theology and letters with a master of arts degree. He became almoner (secretary) to Jean of Luxembourg, King of Bohemia, in 1323. Machaut married Jean of Luxembourg's daughter, Bonne. His duties as almoner included accompanying the king on his crusades. This experience gave Ma...
  • French Period
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    Why Would France, a Catholic power, help Protestants in the Thirty Years War The Thirty Years War was a time of great religious conflict. The Calvinists opposed the Lutherans and the Catholics opposed the Protestants. Each side had no tolerance for the other and felt a deep hatred for them. The war consisted of four stages, or periods. The first of these stages was the Bohemian period. When Ferdinand came to power, in Bohemia, he immediately abolished religious freedom. The Protestant nobility, ...
  • King Louis Xvi
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    Throughout the English revolution of 1688, and just after the establishment of the freedom of the press in 1694, the conditions were perfect for a development of a new understanding of knowledge. John Locke, who, in the field of theology, found his starting point, like most prominent thinkers of the age, in the conflict of systems, beliefs, and practices. Out of his reflections on the known facts of experience, he developed new abstract and ethical ideas. In spite of his supernaturalist tendenci...
  • National Assembly The King
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    The French Revolution The French Revolution was a turning point in France's history. The Revolution began when King Louis XVI called the Estates General to provide money for his bankrupt government. Between 1789 and 1799 many kings, queens, nobles, and clergyman lost their power and status in France. France's government changes drastically over the ten years the war was fought and it will never be the same. By the end of 1788, France was on the verge of bankruptcy. King Louis was a very indecisi...

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