• Aug 23, 1572

    St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre

    The first major religious fight between the Huguenots and the Catholics, the majority. It was the beginning of the complete breakdown of order in France.
  • Henry IV Becomes King

    A Huguenot leader takes the throne as Henry IV
  • Edict of Nantes

    It granted the Huguenot religious toleration and let them form their own towns and cities.
  • James I Becomes King

    When Queen Elizabeth died, their were no heirs to the throne. James I of Scotland was the first Stuart king.
  • Cardinal Richelieu Strengthens Monarchy

    Years of Henry IV died, the son who was the next heir was only 9. He appointed Cardinal Richelieu as a chief minister to assist him.
  • Charles I Becomes King

    He was an absolute monarch.
  • Charles signs Petition of Right

    Since Charles I needed money, this document was created, which prohibited the king raises taxing and imprisoning without a cause.
  • English Civil War Begins

    A fight between the Parliament and the King in England.
  • Charles I Executed

  • English Civil War Ends

  • Creation of the Commonwealth

  • Louis XIV Becomes King

    He ruled France for 72 years, the longest monarchy ever for France. He wanted to dominate Europe.
  • Creation of Versailles

    The largest palace in Franch, built by Louis XIV.
  • The Glorious Revolution

  • Creation of St. Petersburg

    Built by Peter the Great, to show his power to Europe.
  • Treaty of Westphalia

    It ended the Thirty Years' War ended with this treaty.