World - Absolute Monarchy
Terms in this set (20)
Divine Right of Kings
Doctrine that states that the right of ruling comes from God and not people's consent
A government in which the king or queen has absolute power.
A form of government in which the king retains his position as head of state, while sharing power with an elected legislature
Famously said "I am the state!"
Royal palace built during the reign of Louis XIV that became the most impressive palace in all of Europe.
"The Sun King"
Colonies in America
Made Spain rich
Leader of Spain who waged war to defend Spanish possessions and Catholicism
defeated in an attempt to invade England
William of Orange
Won independence for Netherlands
Not united until 1870's
Peter the Great
Absolute Monarch of Russia
System used in England where King and Parliament shared power
Ruler of England when the Pilgrims arrived in America
winner of English Civil War who acted like a dictator
return of the monarchy in England
Removal of Charles II from English thrown
William and Mary
Ruled England and shared power with Parliament
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