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Department
History
Course
HIS109Y1
Professor
Spencer Barrett
Semester
Winter

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Absolutism A Du Plessis de Richelieu 15851642Louis XIII 161043Marie de Medicis La RochelleGaston dOrleansCastelnaudry Intendant Lettres de cachetRichelieu The idea that central authority could use advantage in that authority was developing a new state was developingFrance became model of Absolute RegimeFrench monarchy was challenged gave rise to instability Richelieu was successful in proposing order Succeeded through actions of thirty years war so that France would not be in circles with the Hapsburg Empire He served Louis XIIIBecame an ideal performing bishop to Luzon reorganized improved the clergy etc Everybody looked at him as the boy genius Estates general equivalent to parliamentWas elected delegate of the first estate to the clergy In 1616 having been patronized by a queen he found himself serving a man who was murdered and a queen who her son detested 1617 As their servant he found himself at a serious disadvantage The kings party decided to exile him in 1618 Richelieus career tu
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