This PowerPoint Presentation gives detailed information on the rise of absolute monarchies in Europe. It focuses on Spain, France, England, and Russia. Important events highlighted in this lesson include the Spanish Armada, the English Civil War, the building of the Palace of Versailles, and the rise of the tsars in Russia. It gives good insight into how England's history is different from the other countries because of the power of Parliament. The PowerPoint includes 26 slides of relevant text and pictures.