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20 Cards in this Set

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I was called "the wisest fool in Christendom" for my inability to learn from the mistakes of my ancestors in relation to divine right monarchy.
King James I
I argued that while religion was important, the state is above everything, and that religion is a mere instrument to promote the policies of the state.
Cardinal Richelieu
This act radically changed Britain's laws regarding their "judicial system" and treatment of prisoners, including providing for a speedy trial.
Habeas Corpus Act
As Puritan leader of Parliament, I led the New Model Army of Puritans against the Cavaliers.
Oliver Cromwell
The English royal family in the 16c and 17c who was said to have "brought England into the modern world."
One of the most significant acts of Henry IV's reign, it ended a bitter civil war by guaranteeing religious freedom for the Huguenots.
Edict of Nantes
My wife Mary and I peacefully overtook the English throne from James II during the Glorious Revolution.
William of Orange
During the English civil war the Anglican clergy and the majority of the nobles who supported the king were referred to by this name.
I gained vast territory for Russia to the Baltic Sea in the north, to the Black Sea in he south, and to the Far East. Probably my greatest contribution was the Westernization of Russia.
Peter the Great
A ruler who tried to advance society by fostering education, aiding the economy, and promoting social justice, but in reality was initiating these reforms to create a more efficient and manageable state.
Enlightened Despot
I made Prussia a great power in Europe and called myself the "first servant of the state."
Fredrick the Great
Created in 1563, they were regulations on how the church and state worked together in England. They were vague enough to accommodate most of the religious in England except Puritanism.
Thirty-nine Articles
Referred to as "the dagger pointing at the heart of England."
Spanish Netherlands
This important document followed the Magna Carta and the Petition of Rights in reinforcing basic civil liberties guaranteed by the British government.
Bill of Rights of 1688-1689
The old nobility in France during the 17c, they were also referred to as the noblesse d'épeé.
Ancien Riche
This four-year revolt in France against the king was led by nobles who sought to limit the powers of the monarch.
The slaughter of Huguenot leaders in Paris led by a Catholic mob.
St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre
I was a German who succeeded to the throne after the assassination of my husband, Czar Peter III, was a patron of many of the French philosophes and considered myself an enlightened despot.
Catherine the Great
The middle class, the merchants, the townsmen in the major cities, and a small segment of the nobility who supported Parliament in the English Civil War.
This was created in 1648 when Oliver Cromwell defeated the Scots at the Battle of Preston and helped purge the Presbyterians from Parliament. They were also responsible for voting to behead Kind Charles I for treason.
Rump Parliament