Growth of Royal Power in France

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  •                        Hugh Capet - France
  • He doesn't look like a threat
  • Philip Augustus - France
  • I'll grant the charters!
  • Louis IX / Saint Louis - France
  • Amen...
  • Hugh Capet inherited the France crown in May 987. He was elected because of the weak threat he and but Cepet and his heirs increased royal power, the Capetians created an effective rule by collecting taxes and imposed royal law the king.
  • Philip IV - France
  • GET HIM!
  • Philip Augustus took and throne and during his reign Augustus grantsed many charters to towns and paid middle-class officials who’ve been loyal to him, he is considered a great king and was the most powerful leader in Europe before his death.
  • Louis IX took the throne in 1226, he was a greatly admired French king. Louis IX was religious, he expanded the royal courts and created a strong kingdom for his people. He worked to make peace and applied many of his religion principles to his acts. 30 Years after his death, Louis IX was declared Saint Louis.
  • Philip IV abused his power by threatening those who did not tax. Which lead to problems with Pope Boniface VII. Philip IV send troops to punishing and capture him but shortly afterwards the Pope died.
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