Absolutism –France 16.2. Religious Wars. 1560-1590s Huguenots v. Catholics Culmination – St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre. St. Bart’s Day massacre 1589 becomes King and converts. “Paris is well worth a mass” -Becomes Henry IV Edict of Nantes(1598). Henry of Navarre.
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Looked to gain absolute rule, how?
War w/ Hapsburgs
Installed Cardinal Mazarin as successorRichelieu p. 511
-violentprotest of royal power by merchants, nobles and peasants
(what does that mean?)
Louis XIV led the charge. “I order you not to sign anything, not even a passport without my command; to render account to me personally each day and to favor no one.”