Primary Source Paper: King Louis XIV

December 9, 2013 | Comments Off on Primary Source Paper: King Louis XIV

Absolutism in France Absolutism is historically noted as the gain of absolute power in the monarchy in Europe during the 17th century.  King Louis XIV was the ruler of France during the 17th century and his kingdom can be summed up in a personal quote that “The State is Mine.”  He used very minimal clergy […]

Absolutism Timeline

December 9, 2013 | Comments Off on Absolutism Timeline

The Age of Absolutism     Event Date: Event Title: Event Description:   08/01/1429 1429 Isabella financed Colombus’s voyage to the Americas. Isabella financed Colombus’s voyage to the Americas.   10/20/1485 1485 – 1603 England was ruled by the Tudor Dynasty     10/01/1519 1519 Charles V inherits a huge empire. 1519 Charles V inherits […]

Oliver Cromwell

December 7, 2013 | Comments Off on Oliver Cromwell

Biography Oliver Cromwell was born into a family of minor Huntingdon gentry on April 25,1599.  He was then baptised at St John’s Church in Huntingdon four days later. He attended the free school attached to the hospital of St John in Huntingdon, where he was taught by Dr Thomas Beard. Later, he spent a year […]

The History of Versailles

December 7, 2013 | Comments Off on The History of Versailles

Few symbols of France can match the magnificence that is Versailles. Located a short drive from Paris, the vast estate is “the symbol of monarchy at its peak,” according to journalist Milena Pozzoli. French historian Pierre Goubert states that at its zenith, under King Louis XIV, Versailles represented a “mixture of work and play, splendor […]

King James I: Absolutism

December 7, 2013 | Comments Off on King James I: Absolutism

My second primary source paper was on James I of England and The True Law of the Free Monarchy. After looking at his portrait, I analyzed any iconography in the portrait that shows his belief of absolute power. James I believed in the divine right of kings and also wrote The true law of the Free Monarchy. […]

Jungmin Song My second primary source paper was on Jame I of England and The True Law of Free Monarch.  King James I believed that he was chosen by God to be a King and wrote The True Law of Free Monarch. Then by looing at his portrait, I analyze any iconography in the portrait […]

Absolute Timeline

April 30, 2012 | Comments Off on Absolute Timeline

The Age of Absolutism is dated here as significant events led up to it as early as the 15th century and significant results are seen as late as the 19th sentury.  If you go to the link the timline is either text based or interactive: Absolute Timeline   The Age of Absolutism Timeline created by […]

Absolutism and The Divine Rights of Kings

April 30, 2012 | Comments Off on Absolutism and The Divine Rights of Kings

Posted by Chet Eichenbrenner Copied from a faculty page of the Univ. of Wisconsin, this post gives definitons of absolutism and the divine rights of kings in the areas where it was most concentrated.  The link is: Absolutism and the Divine Rights of Kings J.P.SOMMERVILLE   Absolutism and the Divine Right of Kings   351-17(2) […]

Absolutism in Eastern Europe

April 26, 2012 | Comments Off on Absolutism in Eastern Europe

Posted by Chet Eichenbrenner Although an offsite AP Review article, it brings up some facts that we did not cover in class about Absolutism in Eastern Europe.  Here’s the link: Absolutism in Eastern Europe   ABSOLUTISM IN EASTERN EUROPE: Austria, Russia and Prussia In many respects the rise of absolutism was a natural response to […]

Posted by Chet Eichenbrenner This Library of Congress website is stuctured to depict several of the monumental representations of French culture during Absolutism.  The Link to the website is LoC on French Culture       HOME – Introduction – Monarchs & Monasteries – Path to Royal Absolutism Rise and Fall of the Absolute Monarchy […]