Absolutism

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Published on 3 Jan 2011
School
UTSG
Department
History
Course
HIS109Y1
Absolutism
-Richelieu (1585 – 1642) important in the rise of France as the great nation on
the European continent
-Idea: central authority could use all the authority and lessen the secondary
authorities
-Richelieu prevented the spread of the Reformation
-Successful in imposing order after the wars
-Ensure that France would not be encircled by the house of the Hapsburgs
-France: dissolution with the murder of Henry
-Louis XIII was a child when Henry died
-Marie de Medicis mother of Louis
-Louis almost illiterate, distrustful, thought of as a simpleton esp. by his mother,
had a sparkling younger brother
-Marie disliked Louis she was committed to her Italian favorites
-Louis at 16 decided to take authority from his mother
-He did not know how to rule, France was in bad shape when Louis took office
-Louis needed a chief minister Richelieu had every advantage from birth
could ask the king for anything and get it second child, first child was trained to
be a solider given good education, given to the church
-Richelieu was installed as a bishop when he was 21, was named a bishop, but
could not practice as a bishop
-Went to see the pope and lied to the pope told him he was 23
-This young man will go far, but will always be a rouge
-Decided to become ideal reforming bishop, and he did it well boy genius
-Impressed those who were choosing the delegates to the estate of the king
-Employed as the secretary to the crown
-1616 patronized by the Queen, as their servant found himself at a disadvantage
-Lost his job, Queen was banished from the court
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