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Five Monarchy Guidelines

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Absolutism was a time in history when kings and queens would rule their countries with complete power and authority. The five guiding principles that monarchs used to rule their country are as follow. The first one is that, a ruler should rule their country or Principality with absolute authority, the second one is that, “Might makes right” which is if the ruler has the power to do something then they should do it and they do not need to explain themselves, the third principle is that, a ruler should us military force when necessary to keep a country well defended and safe, the fourth is that, that ruler should not be worried about whether or not he or she is loved or feared but instead should focus on ruling the country in the best way possible. The final principle is a ruler should elect an able body of advisors to help in ruling the country. The five guiding principles of ruling a country impacted the countries of the monarchs who reigned during the Absolute Era in many ways. Three of these monarchs that that used the guiding principle were, Queen Elizabeth I, who ruled over England for 45 years from 1558 to 1603, King Louis XIV who ruled over France for 79 years from 1638 to 1715, and Catherine the Great ruled Russia as empress for 34 years from 1762 until 1796. The first monarch is Queen Elizabeth I, who used the guiding principles to rules England. Queen Elizabeth used her might to keep herself safe and did not give the reason ast why she had done this. For example, “When Mary [Queen of Scots] fled to England in 1568 to escape problems in Scotland, Elizabeth put her in prison. Later Mary plotted with Philip II’s [king of Spain] ambassadors in England to kill Elizabeth and seize the throne. Elizabeth found out about the pla... ... middle of paper ... ...an. 2014. "Catherine II." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 16 Jan. 2014. . "Elizabeth I 1533–1603 English Queen." Renaissance: An Encyclopedia for Students. Ed. Paul F. Grendler. Vol. 2. New York: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2004. 44-47. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. "Elizabeth I,." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. . "Louis XIV." Arts and Humanities Through the Eras. Ed. Edward I. Bleiberg, Et Al. Vol. 5: The Age of the Baroque and Enlightenment 1600-1800. Detroit: Gale, 2005. 64-66. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. "Louis XIV." Britannica School. Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., 2014. Web. 8 Jan. 2014. .