HIS109Y1 Lecture Notes - Concino Concini, Calvinism, Complete Control

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Published on 31 Jul 2011
School
UTSG
Department
History
Course
HIS109Y1
HIS109
Nov. 10/2010
Absolutism
France became the model of the absolute regime
French monarchy was challenged by the wars of religion continuation of
problems that lead to the reconstruction of the monarchy
Richelieu imposed order on the chaos that resulted after the death of Henry the
4th
Ensured that France would not be encircled by the kingdom of the Hapsburg
Empire
France at a point of dissolution with the assassination of France, while being
saved and resurrected
Marie de Medicis
Lived for her own pleasure, did not know what to make of her son
Was committed to her Italian favourites; such as Concino Concini
Louis XIII
Louis XIII wasnt smart or subtle, had personality problems, France was also in a
desperate state
Inherited a nation that was in a bad state, did not want his mother to exercise
influence over France with her Italian favourites
Banished his mother from court
The Career of Cardinal Richelieu (A. du Plessis de Richelieu)
Richelieu was too young to become a bishop (he was 21, had to be 23) he went to
Rome & lied about his age, and the pope allowed him to become a pope
Became an ideal reforming bishop by improving the education of the bishops, &
through reorganization
Became a servant to Louis XIII
Went to serve Marie who was banished, but was seen as too intelligent & exiled in
Avignon
The queen who detested her son did not want him to be king, without her
exercising any influence
France seemingly to be ripped apart (Louis on one side, Marie on the other)
Richelieu was called back to court, Louis asked him to tell Marie to stop making
war against him (convinced her to separate from the nobles who wanted to start a
civil war)
Richelieu became cardinal, and chief minister of the crown
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 france became the model of the absolute regime.  french monarchy was challenged by the wars of religion continuation of problems that lead to the reconstruction of the monarchy.  richelieu imposed order on the chaos that resulted after the death of henry the.  ensured that france would not be encircled by the kingdom of the hapsburg.  france at a point of dissolution with the assassination of france, while being saved and resurrected.  lived for her own pleasure, did not know what to make of her son.  was committed to her i talian favourites; such as concino concini.  louis xiii wasn"t smart or subtle, had personality problems, france was also in a desperate state.  inherited a nation that was in a bad state, did not want his mother to exercise influence over france with her i talian favourites. The career of cardinal richelieu (a. du plessis de richelieu)