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Richelieu

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Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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  • BN ID: 2940022844207
  • Publisher: London, Macmillan and Co., Ltd.; New York, Macmillan & Co.
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1896 volume
  • File size: 385 KB

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CHAPTER II THE STATES-GENERALRICHELIEU'S FIRST MINISTRY 1614-1617 Questions before the States - GeneralThe pauletteQuarrels of clergy and third estateRichelieu orator of the clergyConcini and the ministersConde and the Huguenots oppose Mary de MediciTreaty of LoudunFall of the old ministers Richelieu rises to prominenceConspiracy of the nobles Arrest of Conde and flight of his associatesRichelieu receives office His difficulties Measures against the nobles Assassination of ConciniFall of the ministersRichelieu at the LouvreHe quits the court. The States-General, which met on October 27, 1614, are interesting as the last assembly held before the famous meeting of 1789. In itself, however, it was of very slight importance. The essential weakness of these assemblies lay in the deeply-rooted class divisions which ruined all prospect of constitutional government in France, in the want of any practical check upon the executive, such as is given in England by the control of supply and expenditure, and in the tradition that their only function was to formulate grievances. The great questions raised at this meeting were the pauletle and the sale of offices, and the relations of the spiritual and temporal powers. The nobles and clergy agreed todemand the abolition of the pauktte. The deputies of the third estate, most of whom belonged to the official class, were by no means eager for a change which would have deprived them of a valuable property. The instructions of their constituents, however, were too distinct for them to refuse their co-operation to the other estates, but they insisted upon complicating the question by demanding at the same time a diminution of the taille and a reductionof the lavish pensions granted by the crown. This last request was a dir...
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