Louis VII of France

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  • Eleanor Of Aquitaine

    armour and carried lances. They ran across the country appalling Europe with women dressed like amazons and thousands of knights. They arrived at the city of Antioch, where they visited Eleanor’s uncle, Raymond, who was prince of the city. Raymond thought that to capture Edessa was the best strategic of the Crusade, and that they need to defend the Western presence in the Holy Land, Eleanor supported this idea. Determined to reach Jerusalem was Louis, Eleanor’s husband. Eleanor was commanded by Louis to accompany him to Jerusalem. At this Eleanor was furious, she announced that in the eyes of God their marriage was prohibited because they were related through family connections. Louis was hurt and Offended by what she stated, Eleanor was then forced him to and ride with him and to honour their wedding vows. (http://www.ozedweb.com/history/middle_ages_eleanor_during_crusade.htm)the Pope Eugenius III supplied a crusading bull to Louis VII and Eleanor. Conrad III of Germany was convinced to the crusade as well. In Constantinople Eleanor, Louis and Conrad III arrived together. They attacked a Muslim city, Damascus who was…

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  • St. Bernard's Influence On The Second Crusades

    massive failure, the opinion of Bernard of Clairvaux has not changed over time, nor has the way historians regard his influence on the Second Crusade. This is made apparent by the views portrayed by George Dickson Kerr in Bernard of Clairvaux and Christian Society in the Twelfth Century, published in 1966 and The Second Crusade: Scope and Consequences, published in 2001, written by Jonathan Phillips and Martin Hoch. Bernard of Clairvaux was born in Fontaine, France in 1091. He was a tremendous…

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  • Joan Of Arc Research Paper

    The saint I am doing is Joan of Arc. Saint Joan of Arc was born in France in 1412. She died on May 30, 1431. On history.com it says that “she a peasant girl living in medieval France, believed that God had chosen her to lead France to victory in its long-running war with England”. With no military training, Joan convinced the embattled crown prince Charles of Valois to allow her to lead a French army to the besieged city of Orléans. After seeing the prince crowned King Charles VII, Joan was…

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  • Louis Xvi: The Events Leading To The French Revolution

    Did France benefit from Louis XVI execution, or was it just a recipe for disaster? I would argue the effect of Louis XVI, who was the king of France from 1774-1793, ended catastrophically and lead to the downfall of France. Even though one can argue Louis XVI was a traitor to his country, his execution only lead to corruption. The people were lost without a king to follow, and those who were not, were far too radical to lead an entire country successfully. Almost immediately after Louis XVI…

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  • How Did The French Revolution Lead To France's Bankruptcy?

    Louis XVI learns that France is on verge of bankruptcy in 1786. The reason France had so much debt is because they funded the American War of Independence, but America never paid them back. In order to try and save the French economy, Louis XV raised taxes. After multiple failed tax reforms, France continued to go deeper into debt. Over half of France’s annual budget went to paying interest of their increasing debt. Another contributing factor to France’s debt is the fact that they have no…

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  • Liberalism Vs Conservatism Analysis

    When Ferdinand VII gained the Spanish crown in 1814 he ordered that all foreign publication be confiscated and only allowed two newspapers. Many soldiers that had encountered French ideas began joining secret societies. Spanish soldiers demanded that Ferdinand give in to the constitution of 1812 which Ferdinand got rid of in 1814. In 1823, the French army invaded, and restored him to absolute power. It caused bloodshed against any rebels. Metternich acted quickly to suppress any sign of revolt,…

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  • Reasons For The Trial And Execution Of Louis Xvi

    A Series of Unfortunate Events – The Trial and Execution of Louis XVI Why was Louis XVI overthrown in August 1792? What were the issues which divided republicans over his fate? A series of unfortunate events led to the deposition and ultimate execution of Louis XVI in January 1793. Louis’ plight, from the flight to Varennes in June 1791 to the guillotine on 21 January 1793, was one of constant blunders and calamitous decisions. Along with this, Louis was unable to rely on his closest…

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  • Was Napoleon Bonaparte A Good Leader

    walk on the planet. Bonaparte was born in 1769 in Corsica. He was son of a lawyer and also was part of the Florentine nobility. Despite these conditions Bonaparte’s family was poor. Bonaparte eventually came to power after the French Revolution in France. The topic of Bonaparte being either a good leader or a poor leader is a common debate among historians. Although all these debates, Bonaparte was a good leader. He executed many well thought plans to benefit the country he loved. First,…

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  • Joan Of Arc's Role In European History

    Joan of Arc Joan of Arc was nothing but a peasant farmers daughter growing up in 1428 in a small village in northeast France. She was born during the 100 years war and grew up fearful of death just like many others. She was just 16 when she got a special calling. Following this calling Joan of Arc affected the people of Europe by leading the military during the 100 years war. Joan had no special plans in life and being the youngest out of five kids you are expected to follow along in their…

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  • Napoleon Bonaparte: The Rise Of The French Revolution

    century, in 1789. The oppressed peasantry and middle class revolted against the nobility and clergymen in an attempt to overthrow the emperor, Louis XVI. Though they succeeded in overthrowing the emperor and establishing their own government, their success was short. They nominated a political leader, Napoleon Bonaparte, to lead their new republic. He took charge and began to conquer parts of Europe; feeling that he gained enough strength, he crowned himself emperor. He remained in power until…

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