Monthly Archives: November 2014

The War of Spanish Succession

At the beginning of the 18th century there was a war that could have changed the balance of power forever. This was the War of Spanish Succession, which lasted from 1701 to 1714. The conflict began when Charles II of … Continue reading

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Cardinal Richelieu

Cardinal Richelieu was a French clergyman who lived from 1585 to 1642 AD. Although he was given the title cardinal and he was a member of the clergy, his primary interests in life were not in God or church. Richelieu … Continue reading

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