This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: also expand internationally; almost all rulers of Western Europe were in some way related by marriage or blood. All of these families had one thing in common, they all had to answer to one power that was even higher then themselves, god; and the Catholic Church which could coerce obedience from kings and their subjects. 3. The Churchs domination came to an end in 1648, with the end of the thirty years war and the peace of Westphalia, this war was between Catholics and Protestants and when it came to an end, religious sovereignty became available to countries and the churchs power over kingdoms weakened and the Era of Kings began to blossom and flourish....
View Full Document
- Spring '99