King Louis XIII was brought into power at the age of eight. One of his personal advisors was Cardinal Richelieu.
Cardinal Richelieu was relied on heavily by Louis XIII and this gave him more power and as he realized this he began to make changes. He began to limit the rights of the press and attacked the regional courts.
As King Louis XIII got older Cardinal Richelieu took more and more power. At this point, Richelieu had his own goals for the king and for himself. They outlawed the act of private warfare, they destroyed selected castles of nobility and built up their navy and military.
Ya and we need to build up our military.
we need to ban private warfare.
Richelieu and Louis XIII turned their focus towards winning new land and conquering people in warfare. They began to start battling small fights with the Habsburgs from the country of Austria. Then they began to fight in a much bigger war called the thirty years war.
The Habsburgs and the French monarchy entered the thirty years war with the Habsburgs winning. Part way through the war the Habsburgs began to lose the war.