Chapter 10 - France and the Consolation of Rule
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Philip IV encouraged the pope to declare this wealthy group "heretics" so that he could confiscate their property and treasure in France.
Philip proved his determination to become truly sovereign in his own lands by
seeking to dominate the international powers - the Knights Templars and the Church itself.
The Estates were composed of three houses:
representatives of the nobility (including the upper and lower nobility), of the clergy, and of the commoners (mostly urban middle class).
The provincial Estates usually
granted taxes and did not dispute the king's policies.
Philip called the first meeting of this with representatives of nobility, clergy, and commoners of all provinces, in 1302 and again in 1308. This met for Philip's propaganda purposes, not to deliberate on his policies.
The Estates General