Growth of Royal power in France Francsico Anorve Perez
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The Growth of Royal power in France
By; Francisco Anorve Perez
In 987 feudal nobles elected Hugh Capet to fill the throne. Hugh owed lands around paris and later his heirs increased royal power. The Capetians used land to win support of the church.
Philip Augustus was an outstanding French king who paid middle class officials and organized a standing army and introduced a new national tax. Philip became the most powerful ruler of France.
The Estates General
Louis IX was admired by his people in his time as the ruler. He planned to have a perfect medieval monarch being generous and devoted by justice and chivalry. Louis improved the royal government and outlawed private wars at the end of his life he made France into a Centralized monarchy.
Philip IV is Louis's grandson who is ruthlessly in expanding his royal power. He raise cash to collect new taxes from clergy. Philip threatened to arrest any clergy who did not pay up. Philip completed the death of the pope Boniface.
The Estates general who representatives all three classes and the french King talked to the Estates General that did not have the same role that English Parliament did. The Estates Generals never gain power of the purse or balanced royal power.
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