Absolutism and Revolutions

  • Period: Dec 11, 1474 to Nov 26, 1504

    King Ferdinand/Queen Isabella

    King and Queen of Spain
  • Period: Apr 22, 1509 to Jan 28, 1547

    King Henry VIII

    King of England
  • Period: Jan 16, 1547 to

    Ivan the Terrible

    The 1st Tsar of Russia
  • Period: Jan 16, 1556 to

    Philip II

    King of Spain
  • Period: Nov 17, 1558 to

    Queen Elizabeth I

    Queen of England
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    The Thirty Years Wars

    This was one of the biggest conflicts in Europe's history. It was fought in Central Europe
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    English Civil War

    The English Civil Wars comprised three wars, which were fought between Charles I and Parliament between 1642 and 1651. The wars were part of a wider conflict involving Wales, Scotland and Ireland, known as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.
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    King Louis XIV

    Ruled over France
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    Peter the great

    Tsar of Russia
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    The Glorious Revolution

    The Glorious Revolution took place from 1688 to 1689 in England. It involved the overthrow of the Catholic King James II, who was replaced by his Protestant daughter Mary and her husband, William of Orange.
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    War of the Spanish Succession

    The War of the Spanish Succession was a great European power conflict that took place from 1701 to 1714. It followed the death of the childless Charles II, the final member of the Habsburgs.
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    The Seven Years War

    It was primarily fought between Britain and France. It was a regional conflict in North America. Also referred to as the French - Indian War.
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    King Louis XVI

    Ruled over France
  • Meeting with the Estates-General

    Meeting with the Estates-General
    The Estates-General was a meeting of the three estates within French society which included the clergy, nobility and the peasant classes. The estate to which a person belonged was very important because it determined that person's rights, obligations and status.
  • Tennis Court Oath

    Tennis Court Oath
    The Tennis Court Oath was a commitment to a national constitution and representative government, taken by delegates at the Estates-General at Versailles. It is one of the most iconic scenes of the French Revolution.
  • Storming of the Bastille

    Storming of the Bastille
    The Storming of the Bastille was an impactful moment in the early months of the French Revolution (1789-1799). On July 14, 1789 the Bastille, a political prison was attacked by a crowd mainly consisting of extreme revolutionaries of lower classes.
  • Declaration of the Rights of Man

    Declaration of the Rights of Man
    The Declaration of the Rights of Man and of the Citizen, set by France's National Constituent Assembly, is a human civil rights document from the French Revolution. The basic principle of the Declaration was that all “men are born and remain free and equal in rights”
  • Women's March on Versailles

    Women's March on Versailles
    The Women's March on Versailles was a riot that took place during the early parts of the French Revolution. It was spontaneously organized by women in the marketplaces of Paris, on the morning of October 5, 1789. They complained over the high price and scant availability of bread, marching from Paris to Versailles.
  • Execution of King Louis XVI

    Execution of King Louis XVI
    Unwilling to cede his royal power to the Revolutionaries, Louis XVI was found guilty of treason and condemned to death. He was guillotined on January 21, 1793 to a very large crowd
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    Reign of Terror

    The Reign of Terror, also called the Terror, was a period of state-sanctioned violence and mass executions during the French Revolution. Between fall 1793, and summer 1794, the revolutionary government ordered the arrest and execution of thousands of people.
  • Maximilien Robespierre's execution

    Maximilien Robespierre's execution
    On July 27, 1794, Robespierre and a number of his followers were arrested at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris. The next day Robespierre and some of his followers where they were executed by guillotine before a cheering crowd. This ended the Reign Of Terror.
  • Napoleon Crowns himself emperor

    Napoleon Crowns himself emperor
    On December 2, 1804 Napoleon crowned himself Emperor Napoleon I at Paris. According to legend, during the coronation he snatched the crown from the hands of Pope Pius VII and crowned himself. Usually the Pope crowned the Emperor.
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    Peninsular War

    Between 1808 and 1814, the British Army fought a war in the Iberian Peninsula against the invading forces of Napoleon's France. Aided by the Spanish and Portuguese, the British held off Napoleon before winning a series of victories and driving them out.
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    French Invasion of Russia

    Napoleon and his troops invade Russia. The campaign failed however because they ran out of supplies and couldn't survive in the winter
  • Napoleon is exiled to Elba

    Napoleon is exiled to Elba
    Self Explanatory
  • Death of Napoleon

    Death of Napoleon
    Self Explanatory
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    Nicholas II

    Last Tsar of Russia