Society and Economics During the Ancien Regime

Bourbon Dynasty
a European royal line that ruled in France (from 1589-1793) and Spain and Naples and Sicily
Absolute Monarchy
a system of government in which the head of state is a hereditary position and the king or queen has almost complete power
Wars of Religion
Wars in which England, France, the Netherlands, and the Holy Roman Empire fought mainly about religion, but social, economical, and political questions were also involved.
Thomas Gainsborough
English portrait and landscape painter (1727-1788)
Ran a French Province to act as a Kings representative
French Civil Wars
9 wars in last half of 16th century-power struggle between 3 noble families for Crown after death of Henry II
Cardinal Richelieu
This was the man who influenced the power of King Louis XIII the most and tried to make France an absolute monarchy
Louis XIV
king of France from 1643 to 1715; Palace of Versaille
Henry III
son of Henry II of France and the last Valois to be king of France (1551-1589)
Palace of Versaille
french king and queen lived there. symbol of waste and arogane when people were starving to death
Louis the XVI
king at the time of the French Revolution
French Revolution
the revolution that began in 1789, overthrew the absolute monarchy of the Bourbons and the system of aristocratic privileges, and ended with Napoleon's overthrow of the Directory and seizure of power in 1799.