This is a 16 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on The Age of Absolutism - England & France. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
French Absolutism was the doctrine that the Monarch of a nation was all powerful. He or she made the laws, executed the laws, and judged those who violated the laws. It was a form of dictatorship or tyranny combined with the Medieval trappings of monarchy.
Its justification was the theory of the Divine Right of Kings.
During this time frame there was a struggle for power between the aristocracy and the monarchy in both France and England. The outcomes of these two struggles were very different. In France power became far more centralized than in England.
The presentation covers the following:
The Divine Right of Kings
The Strong King, Henry IV
The Strong Minister, Richelieu
Religious Toleration Policy
Thirty Years War
Death of Richelieu
The Sun King, Louis XIV
Comparing France & England
“L’etat, c’est moi”
Aristocracy v. Monarchy
End of Presentation
The is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....The Age of Absolutism.