Describe the evolution of political power in england and france during the 16th and 17th centuries.

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I have to also explain what role religion played, and what role royal ambition played. I have no clue where to start, please help.

Oct 12th, 2015

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Both two kingdoms -  France and England -  compete in another context, across the Atlantic. This new dimension shifts Europe's centre of gravity to the west during the 16th century. Subsequently it brings increasing power and wealth to England and to her nearest neighbours, the Dutch, through a blend of overseas trade, the planting of colonies and general pugnacity at sea.

The conflicts of Europe in the early 16th century ( Christians and Muslims in the east) are further complicated by a most violent dispute within the Christian community itself.

The spark of the Revival, struck by Luther  in 16th century, blazes for a century and a half across the whole of western Europe. From martyrdom of Protestants in one place and Catholics in another, through sudden massacres  in France to prolonged warfare (the thirty years' war) the prevailing mood of the continent becomes one of religious intolerance and frenzy, often usefully put to the service of politics. Not till the late 17th century does national interest transcend religious fervour.








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Oct 12th, 2015

Can we take it step by step, because I'm a little confused. What exactly was the evolution of political power in England during these 2 centuries? I know that in France it was a little crazy, going from monarch to republic to empire, but I'm not sure about England?

Oct 12th, 2015

yes, you can pointed out the important paragraph  as mentioned :

Both two kingdoms -  France and England -  compete in another context, across the Atlantic. This new dimension shifts Europe's centre of gravity to the west during the 16th century. Subsequently it brings increasing power and wealth to England and to her nearest neighbours, the Dutch, through a blend of overseas trade, the planting of colonies and general pugnacity at sea.

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