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  • Cardinal Richelieu

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    Cardinal Richelieu Cardinal Richelieu was born Armand Jean du Plessis in Paris in September of 1585. The name Richelieu came from the name of his family's estate. The du Plessis' were considered minor nobility and Armand's grandfather, Louis, secured their place in court through marriage to Francoise de Rochechouart, an important family at the time. Louis died young and left five sons, the second oldest of whom, Francois, was Richelieu's father. Francois also died young, leaving his family in dire

  • The Accomplishments of Cardinal Richelieu

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    The Accomplishments of Cardinal Richelieu Up until the mid 17th century, it was evident that France was by no means a major player in the field of European affairs. Spain was still the most powerful state as it held a dominant monopoly over European commerce and economics. However, by 1648, this power would shift, and France would come into it's own in terms of political and economic influence. The transfer of power was aided by a weakening of the Spanish Empire, along with the establishment

  • Political Testament of Cardinal Richelieu

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    Medici. One of her court favorites, Armand de Plessis de Richelieu, rose through the ranks, eventually gaining the title of Cardinal and becoming one of Louis’ key advisors and minister. His political manifesto, Political Testament, was a treatise for King Louis XIII that offered him advice mainly concerned with the management and subtle subjugation of the nobles and the behavior of a prince. Beneath all of the obeisant rhetoric, Richelieu was essentially writing a handbook for Louis XIII on how

  • A Historical View of The Three Musketeers

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    XIII and Cardinal Richelieu are in authority in France, each struggling to gain absolute power. As a result conflicts emerge that will lead to the progress of France. France was constantly in external conflicts with England and in internal conflicts with the Huguenots that provoked war against the Catholics and even the King, but never against the Cardinal (Dumas, 1). Queen Anne’s romance to the Duke of Buckingham, who at the time was an enemy of France, was not unknown to the Cardinal, like nothing

  • Cardinal Richelieu's Contribution to the Growth of the French State

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    Armand-Jean du Plessis de Richelieu was born in 1585, and would become the future chief minister of the French monarchy from 1624 to 1642. When he was born, on his cot was the motto, Regi Armandus, meaning "Armand for the King" . This statement would arguably become one of the truest statements in history, as Richelieu would eventually play a very important part in firmly establishing the power of the French monarchy over its subjects and the power of France as a world power . Richelieu has been seen by different

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    monarch- kings or queens who believed that all power within their state’s boundaries rested in their hands. 5. Edict of Nantes- a declaration that the Huguenots could live in peace in France and set up their own houses of worship in some cities. 6. Cardinal Richelieu- the ruler, in effect, of France under Louis XIII (1624), he had been a hard-working leader of the Catholic Church in France. He tried sincerely to lead according to moral principles, he was also ambitious and enjoyed exercising authority. He

  • Royal Absolutism Through the 15th and 18th Century

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    granted religious ... ... middle of paper ... ... XIV mother did not want to do the same thing Marie de Medici did, she chose a regent right away, and it was another Cardinal, Cardinal Mazarin to govern the country until Louis XIV came of age. In 1648, the Nobility of France had one last gasp that lasted in a 6-year battle until Cardinal Mazarin defeated the nobility once and for all. In 1661, Mazarin died, and Louis XIV who was now 24 years old, took over as King. When Mazarin died, he left Louis XIV

  • Investigating the Minister Who Did the Most to Preserve and Enhance Royal Authority in France 1610-1715

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    the three main ministers, Richelieu, Colbert and Mazarin. These ministers are regarded as having the biggest impact on the two Louis'. We do not look at the other ministers, as they appear in minor roles; none of them, on a grand scale make a massive contribution to the state of affairs in France. This is why they are only occasionally referred to in this essay. Richelieu came into power in 1624, and it was the turning point of Louis XIII's reign. Richelieu made a substantial contribution

  • Absolutism Essay

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    XIV wanted to have control over everything that happened in his country. To be able to do this he had to centralize the state. Cardinal Richelieu had already started to do this under the reign the Louis XIII by centralizing the administration of France with district commissioners appointed by the king. This weakened the local nobility but gave a lot of power to Richelieu who mainly ruled the country in Louis XIII's place. To keep power over France, Louis XIV ruled through councils of state and made

  • Did Louis XIII or Louis XIV Continue Henry IV’s Reforms and Policies?

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    Louis XIII and Louis XIV did not continue the reforms and policies of Henry IV, as they both would change France from the way Henry created it. Beginning in the late 1500’s, France was a mess; the society had been wracked by political feud and civil war. With that, peasants were overburdened with taxes and crops were failing. Places like Burgundy suffered almost complete depopulation. So as it can be seen, Henry IV entered his reign in a time of mess and need. The first things Henry IV did may include