Ancien Régime
The Ancien Régime ([ɑ̃.sjɛ̃ ʁeʒim], Old or Former Regime) was the monarchic, aristocratic, social and political system established in the Kingdom of France from approximately the 15th century until th...
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Hotel To Open At The Palace Of Versailles As Castle Needs Funding
For an overnight stay fit for a king or a queen, look no further than France's Palace of Versailles. More than seven million people visit the opulent gilded masterpiece each year, but that hasn't kept...
French Wars of Religion - The Catholic League and France s Wars of Religion
My Renaissance & Reformation college class group project presentation. The background music is Ricercare del primi toni by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina...
France in the Middle Ages
The Kingdom of France in the Middle Ages (roughly, from the 10th century to the middle of the 15th century; for the period before Hugh Capet's accession to the throne, see Francia and Carolingian Empi...
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French Renaissance
The French Renaissance was the cultural and artistic movement in France between the 15th and early 17th centuries. The period is associated with the pan-European Renaissance, a word firstly used by t...
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French Wars of Religion
The French Wars of Religion (1562–98) is the name of a period of civil infighting and military operations, primarily fought between French Catholics and Protestants (Huguenots). The conflict involved ...
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French school of fencing
The known history of fencing in France begins in the 16th century, with the adoption of Italian styles of fencing.There are medieval predecessors, such as the Burgundian Le jeu de la hache ("The Play ...
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17th-century French art
17th-century French art is generally referred to as Baroque, but from the mid to late 17th century, the style of French art shows a classical adherence to certain rules of proportion and sobriety unch...
Bâtiments du Roi
The Bâtiments du Roi ([bɑtimɑ̃ dy ʁwa], The King's Buildings) was a division of Department of the household of the Kings of France (the "Maison du Roi") in France under the Ancien Régime. It was resp...
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French Baroque architecture
French Baroque architecture is the name given to the French architecture during the reigns of Louis XIII (1610–43), Louis XIV (1643–1715) and Louis XV (1715–74). French Baroque profoundly influenced 1...
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House of Bourbon
The House of Bourbon (/ˈbʊərbən/; [buʁˈbɔ̃]) is a European royal house of French origin, a branch of the Capetian dynasty /kəˈpiːʃ(i)ən/. Bourbon kings first ruled Navarre and France in the 16th centu...
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Conseil du Roi
The Conseil du Roi ([kɔ̃sɛj dy ʁwa]) or King's Council is a general term for the administrative and governmental apparatus around the king of France during the Ancien Régime designed to prepare his de...
Lord Chancellor of France
In France, under the Old Regime, the Great Officer of State responsible for the judiciary was the Lord Chancellor of France. The Lord Chancellor was responsible for seeing that royal decrees were enr...
Secretary of State (Ancien Régime)
The Secretary of State was the name of several official governmental positions – supervising war, foreign affairs, the navy, the king's household, the clergy, Paris, and Protestant affairs ̵...
Provinces of France
The Kingdom of France was organized into provinces until March 4, 1790, when the establishment of the department (French: département) system superseded provinces. The provinces of France were roughl...
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Généralité
Recettes générales, commonly known as généralités ([ʒeneʁalite]), were the administrative divisions of France under the Ancien Régime and are often considered to prefigure the current préfectures. At ...
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Causes of the French Revolution
The causes of the French revolution can be attributed to several intertwining factors:All these factors created a revolutionary atmosphere and a tricky situation for Louis XVI. In order to resolve the...
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Biquardus
Biquardus (also Wiquardus, Giquardus and Guiquardus) (fl. c. 1440 – 1450) was a composer, most likely from the Picardy province of France. Three of his works can be found in the St. Emmeram Choi...
Hotel To Open At The Palace Of Versailles As Castle Needs Funding
For an overnight stay fit for a king or a queen, look no further than France's Palace of Versailles. More than seven million people visit the opulent gilded masterpiece each year, but that hasn't kept...
Triple Alliance (1717)
The Triple Alliance was a treaty between the Dutch Republic, France and Great Britain, against Spain, attempting to maintain the agreement of the 1713 Treaty of Utrecht. The three states were concerne...
Persecution of Huguenots under Louis XV
The persecution of Huguenots under Louis XV refers to hostile activities against French Protestants between 1724 and 1764 during the reign of Louis XV.
The members of the Protestant religion in Fr...
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Battle of Bléneau
The Battle of Bléneau was a battle of the Second Fronde fought on April 7, 1652, near Bléneau in France between the armies of the rebel Louis II de Bourbon, Prince de Condé and the Royalist Henri de l...
Henry IV of France
Henry IV (13 December 1553 – 14 May 1610), Henri-Quatre ([ɑ̃ʁiˈkatʁ]), also known by the epithet "Good King Henry", was King of Navarre (as Henry III) from 1572 to 1610 and King of France from 15...
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Jacques Cujas
Jacques Cujas (or Cujacius) (1522 – 4 October 1590) was a French legal expert. He was prominent among the legal humanists or mos gallicus school, which sought to abandon the work of the medieval Comm...
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Marie of Brittany, Countess of Saint-Pol
Marie of Brittany (1268–1339) was the daughter of John II, Duke of Brittany, and Beatrice of England. She is also known as Marie de Dreux.
Her maternal grandparents were Henry III of England and E...
Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots (8 December 1542 – 8 February 1587), also known as Mary Stuart or Mary I of Scotland, was Queen of Scotland from 14 December 1542 to 24 July 1567 and Queen consort of France ...
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Ferrières Abbey
Ferrières Abbey was a Benedictine monastery situated at Ferrières-en-Gâtinais in the arrondissement of Montargis, in the département of Loiret, France.
Represented in the famous Monasticon gallica...
Charles, Count of Charolais
Charles de Bourbon-Condé, Count of Charolais (19 June 1700 – 23 July 1760), was a French noble. As a member of the reigning House of Bourbon, he was a Prince of the Blood.
The second son of ...
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