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Louis’ Reign

Louis XIV of France ruled France from 1643-1715. During this time he started many wars and revoked Edict of Nantes. Although many considered him a great ruler in his early reign, he eventually bankrupted France. Continue reading “Louis’ Reign”

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Absolutism

Cardinal Richelieu served as chief minister of France from 1624 to his death in 1642. He had two primary objectives: unifying France and taking away all political power from the Hapsburgs. Continue reading “Absolutism”

17th Century Tyrany

In the 17th century, a man named Oliver Cromwell helped to overthrow a tyrant. An economist named John Locke wrote a treatise explaining why this was completely legitimate. Continue reading “17th Century Tyrany”

Founders of Protestantism

What did the founders of modern Christianity believe? Since you can’t ask them, it’s probably best to look at what they wrote. Continue reading “Founders of Protestantism”

Reformations of the 16th Century

During the 16th century, Christianity changed dramatically. There were three major reformations: the German Reformation, the English Reformation, and the Catholic Reformation. Continue reading “Reformations of the 16th Century”

Monarchs and Protestants

In the 16th century, Charles V was crowned King of Spain. There were only two problems with this, he didn’t speak Spanish or live in Spain. Continue reading “Monarchs and Protestants”

The Protestant Reformation

In the early 1500s, the Catholic Church was very disorganized. To give an example, some bishops were bishop to several different places at the same time and they would ignore some of those places. Some bishops didn’t even know the Bible very well. To make matters worse, the Church practiced the giving of indulgences for certain donations to the church. The Church was in terrible shape. Continue reading “The Protestant Reformation”

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