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Describe the development of continental absolutism using the example of France.

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Absolutism within France was a political system associated with kings such as Louis XIII and, more particularly, Louis XIV. Absolutism or absolute monarchical rule was developing across Europe during the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. Important politicians such as Cardinal Richilieu were staunch supporters of absolutism.

a. Henry IV: ruled during the shock of the Protestant Reformation and used Edict of Nantes to declare

    religious toleration in France, but was murdered by a religious fanatic

 

b. Louis XIII: nine year old inherited a divided and violent France

    -Cardinal Armand Richelieu: crushed power of the nobles and Protestants to make

  

 

c. Louis XIV: 5 year old inherited a powerful/unified France and made it a superpower



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