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Unformatted text preview: Absolutism Sovereign politiques Parliament Charles IX (1560-74) Estates General Henry III (1579-89) Diet Henry IV (1589-1610) House of Lords Edict of Nantes(1598) House of Commons Louis XIII (1610-43) Electors Cardinal Richelieu Huguenots over mighty subject Introduction Absolutism important is a number of ways Makes monarchs much more powerful Strengthens a notion of a central government Much closer today then they were before b/c of absolutism Every state in Europe for the most part in the 1500s had 2 institutions of government The Prince(generic term) might be a great ruler like King of England or France or the Holy Roman Emperor or a small ruler like the Duke of something Monarch which means he is the sole ruler Also sovereign in his land Sovereign laws are issued in his name In just about every state the same time there is a prince there is also a body of men whose job is to advise the prince and to make sure to some extent that the prince follows his own rules called the Estates(generic term) In England the Estates is called Parliament made up of two house The House of Lords sits the Temporal(English nobility) and Spiritual(Bishop and Archbishop) Lords Every English nobleman has a seat in the House of Lords The House of Commons representative, the English people elect these people In France the Estates are called the Estates General made up of three house and they are all representative Clergy...
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