The 16th and 17th Centuries were a tumultuous time for France, as it struggled to evolve from rural, decentralized underdog, to a great power at the heart of Europe.
Communal violence, foreign wars, absolutist monarchs and the most opulent royal court the world had ever seen.
This thirteen question Fill-in-the-Blanks (F.I.B.s) worksheet covers the reigns of Henry IV, Cardinal Richelieu and Louis XiV, among others. Using their textbooks and/or the Internet, students will use clues provided to better understand important terms and events, such as the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre, the Edict of Nantes and the War of Spanish Succession.
This worksheet will challenge students' reading, researching, comprehension and analytical skills, as well as their understanding of how Absolutism shaped the modern nation of France.
Perfect as an in-class activity, take-home assignment or review sheet!
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