Absolute Monarchs 1

Listen and learn about the absolute monarchies of Europe and Asia! How did they get their power? How did they rule? 

Because of the Reformation and the Age of Exploration, Europe experienced religious, economic, and political turmoil. To deal with these crises, European rulers increased their power. They claimed God gave them the authority to do so(divine right). Absolute rulers all over Europe experienced resistance from their subjects, some rulers were successful in dominating their subjects, whereas others lost control.

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