Evaluate the activities of the kings of France – Louis XVI, Charles X, Louis-Philippe Orleans and Louis Napoleon

Evaluate the activities of the kings of France – Louis XVI, Charles X, Louis-Philippe Orleans and Louis Napoleon – from the perspective of a French peasant, hired worker, leader of the Catholic Church, liberal intellectual, middle-class entrepreneur and representative of big business

Ruler name Reign time Actions to centralize power and unite the country
Philip II August 1180 – 1223 He took Normandy from the English king, and then conquered other areas in the north of France, later the County of Toulouse was annexed
Louis IX Saint 1226 – 1270 Make laws in force throughout the country, are forbidden internecine war II rikazal mint its own coins and take it everywhere (it facilitated trade)
Philip IV the Handsome 1285 – 1314 He expanded the royal possessions: he annexed the county of Champagne and Navarre, He demanded money from the knights in exchange for military service, Forcibly took loans from rich people and did not give them back. He paid debts with spoiled money, Strengthening of royal power undermined the power of the popes ( Avignon captivity of popes (1309 – 1378))

 

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