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Chapter 17, Lesson 1: The French Monarchy (pp. 452-456)

I. Religious Wars Divide France

II. Cardinal Richelieu Builds the Monarchy

    A. From 1624 to 1642, Cardinal Richelieu ruled France for Louis XIII.

    B. Richelieu stopped threats to the king's power from nobles and Huguenots.

    C. Richelieu waged war on Catholic Spain.

III. Louis XIV Reigns Supreme
    A. Louis XIV, an absolute monarch, believed he ruled by divine right.

    B. Louis XIV undercut the power of his nobles and outlawed the Huguenots.

    C. Louis XIV taxed the peasants to pay for wars.

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