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Absolute or Constitutional Monarchs? She is the longest ruling female leader of Russia. Starting with them, England had a constitutional monarchy. Catherine the Great vs Mary and William of Orange Catherine the Great is described as an absolute monarch because she had absolute power over the Russian empire. She rose to power when her husband, Peter the third, was murdered. She brought Russia into the modern age during her reign. She also introduced reforms in areas like agriculture and education, according to the lesson. She influenced Russia through her strong will to make it a better and more modern nation. Mary and William of Orange are described as constitutional monarchs because they ruled according to the laws that Parliament had established. They rose to power after James the second fled to France. Through them, Parliament gained the right to meet often and hold debates and to be elected freely by the people.
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  • Spring '17
  • Ms.Sandy
  • Parliament, Constitutional monarchy, Monarchy, absolute monarch, constitutional monarchs, ruling female leader

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