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    scene three, king Henry is exhibited as a sensible leader, versus the man shown to the audience previous to this who is extremely manipulative and aggressive. He is able to softly inspire his troops, which he does through mentions of honor, God, and bravery. First of all, Henry orders, “Wish not a man from England” (Shakespeare IV, iii, 30). In his speech, Henry mentions several times that they are few in numbers, but that he does not wish one man more to be on the battlefield. Henry mentions that

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    Throughout the play of Henry IV: Part 1, King Henry of London has begun preparing the kingdom for his son, Prince Hal, who will soon inherit the throne. Unfortunately, King Henry is apprehensive of his wild child, frightened that he won’t be able to transition from rowdy boy to respectable king. In this passage, Prince Hal is dramatically explaining his scheme, professing that he is capable of successfully inheriting the throne. Through this explanation, it is clear that he has avoided much of his

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    The French Monarchy

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    absolute monarchy. They are, "First, royal authority is sacred. Second, it is paternal. Third, it is absolute. And fourth, it is subject to reason." These four features of absolutism can bee observed in the Bourbon Dynasty of France. The reigns of Henry IV and Louis XIV proved repeatedly that Bossuet's statement truly reflected absolute monarchy. Each of Bossuet's four ideas on absolute monarchy can be seen in the actions and lives of the Bourbons. "Royal authority is Sacred." Absolute rulers

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    King Henry IV shows no compunction for voicing his distaste of his son, Hal’s, actions while praising the valor displayed by Sir Henry Percy, commonly known as Hotspur. Given his debaucherous behavior and residence in the tavern, Hal has disappointed his father to the point where he has lost his Council seat to his younger brother and the devotion of a father to his firstborn, an admiration instead directed to Hotspur for his military might. Expectations proved to be a force of delusion, as Hotspur

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    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 his famous saying “a chicken

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    During the Wars of Religion, from 1554 to 1648, the actions of Elizabeth I, Henry IV, Louis XIII, and Philip II all demonstrated their worthiness to be considered great rulers. Elizabeth I of England defeated the Spanish Armada, the strongest naval power the world had ever seen. Henry IV of France took many steps that eventually led to a religious agreement in France. Louis XIII of France left France as a major European power. Philip II of Spain made Spain very rich and powerful during the height

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    King Richard II and King Henry IV both share similar qualities in being a ruler. They both share the qualities of the Divine right of kings. It all come does down to power with each of them. They believe that they were selected by the Lord to become ruler of their people. I believe King Henry IV is a better ruler because he is not as power hungry as King Richard II. Throughout the play King Richard II illustrates the privilege of sanctity of a person. According to our notes the sanctity of a person

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    live with their family peacefully. Arouet says, “Human law must in every case be based on natural law. All over the earth the great principle of both is: Do not unto others what you would that they do not unto you.” (Voltaire; 39-40) Similar to King Henry IV, Arouet compares this situation with the people in Asia, that how there would not be any religion present there if they had also not tolerated people from having different religious

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    French Absolutism and the French Revolution During the period between 1589 through 1783, the French Monarchy had risen to its height of absolute power and then was destroyed by the French Revolution. The reigns of Henry IV, Louis XIII, Louis XIV, Louis XV, and Louis XVI each contributed to the strengthening of the French Monarchy as well as the destruction. Class struggles were a major problem throughout the reigns of each king. France was broken into three estates that were;

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    French Mercantilism

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    Cardinal Richelieu (1585-1642), and Jean-Baptist Colbert (1619-1683). Henry IV's great economic advisor, the Duke of Sully, laid the foundation for mercantilism in the French economy by recognizing the importance of commercial activities and overseas trade, as well as state encouraged economic growth and expansion. Sully, during his lifetime, proved himself as a financial genius within the court of Henry IV of France, and in the twelve short years before Henry's death in 1610, Sully

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