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
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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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Ralph I, Count of Vermandois
Ralph I of Vermandois (French: Raoul Ier "le Vaillant") (d 14 October 1152) was Count of Vermandois. He was son of Hugh I, Count of Vermandois, and Adelaide, Countess of Vermandois and paternal grands...
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Revolt of the va-nu-pieds
The Revolt of the va-nu-pieds ([vanypje], barefooted ones) was a popular uprising in Normandy in 1639 following Louis XIII of France's decision to set up the gabelle in Cotentin in place of the privil...
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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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Secretary of State for War (France)
The Secretary of State for War (French: Secrétaire d'État de la Guerre) was one of the four or five specialized secretaries of state in France during the Ancien Régime. The position was responsibl...
Treaty of Nystad
.The Treaty of Nystad (Russian: Ништадтский мир, Finnish: Uudenkaupungin rauha, Swedish: Freden i Nystad) was the last peace treaty of the Great Northern War. It was concluded between the ...
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Françoise-Athénaïs, marquise de Montespan
Françoise Athénaïs de Rochechouart de Mortemart, marquise of Montespan (5 October 1640 – 27 May 1707), better known as Madame de Montespan, was the most celebrated maîtresse en titre of King Louis XI...
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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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Master of Crossbowmen
The Master of Crossbowmen (French: Maître des Arbalétriers) or more precisely, Master of Arbalesters or Master of Archers was the title of a commander of the Infantry of the French army (the "host...
Catholic League (French)
The Catholic League of France, sometimes referred to by contemporary (and modern) Catholics as the Holy League, a major player in the French Wars of Religion, was formed by Henry I, Duke of Guise, in ...
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