17th Century Europe Comparison Essay by writingsensation

17th Century Europe
A comparison between England and France in the seventeenth century.
# 68943 | 2,543 words | 2 sources | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Sep 21, 2006 in History (British) , History (European - 17th Century)

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This paper offers an extensive comparison between the constitutional developments in England and France by discussing civil war, territory and reasons for revolt. It also explores the connection between politics and religion and their involvement or hindrance in creating a constitutional government in the fore-mentioned countries.

From the Paper:

"In 1683, Louis XIV's most important minister, Jean-Baptiste Colbert, died. He exercised a tremendous influence on the royal coffers, as they had tripled under his supervision. Unfortunately, the people of France did not always reap the benefits of Colbert's plans and did not bring prosperity to the common people of France. His numerous wars and extravagant palaces effectively bankrupted the nation, forcing him to levy high taxes on the peasants. As the nobility and clergy had been exempted from paying taxes, the peasantry came to resent them, and opposed the royal absolutism established by Louis."

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