Early Civilization

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Absolute Monarchs

Absolutism- idea that monarchs can rule with full authority given to them by God

Divine Right – God gives the king/queen the right to rule

Protestant – Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, Church of England

Catholic – Charles V, Mary I

Louis XIV – Sun King, the country revolves around him, built Versailles

Palace of Versailles- huge ornate palace outside of Paris, built by Louis XIV

Peter the Great – Russion ruler, westernized Russia (made Russia more like Europe, more up to date)


English Civil War

Constitutional Monarchy- King/queen rule with the parliament (no longer absolute power)


Glorious Revolution

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