Essay on The Power Of The Monarch

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-Absolutism is a type of national monarchy in which the monarch has great power and tends to be looked up to with awe and reverence. In spite of the name, the power of the monarch is limited by the need to have some measure of support by the landed aristocracy.
-Reign of Louis XIV. Absolute monarchy or absolutism meant that the sovereign power or ultimate authority in the state rested in the hands of a king who claimed to rule by divine right. ... The Purpose of absolutism was for the king to rule over his subjects and tend to them with no other power, evidence of this can be shown from what he says “I have no intention of sharing my authority” “L’état, c’est moi.” (I am the state) “One king, one law, one faith.”“The interests of the state must come first” His argument was that Since kings received their power from God, their authority was absolute.
-The way it was practiced was the people would give their loyalty to their king and in return he takes care of them However the results have come to fail after the passing of louis XIV because the other rulers did not rule the way he did and a prime example of that was louis XVI.

In the year 1603 King James VI of Scotland became King James I of England. He began a new dynasty - the Stuarts.he ended the long war with Spain in 1604. King James came into conflict with parliament. James believed in the divine right of kings. He had a son named charles who then became king. Charles was married to a catholic. Charles also had…

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