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France Vs England During the 17th century two very different types of governments developed in Europe In France Louis XIV established an Absolutist State while in England Elizabeth I followed a Parliamentary government Even though Louis XIV and Elizabeth I saw a brilliant flourishing in their kingdoms only one of them had the power to rule successfully In France Louis XIV ruled by Divine Right and had the absolute control of his kingdom during his long reign He took several steps to assure his authority above everyone in France First he only allowed the nobles who supported him to retain their titles Second he revoked Edict of Nantes that forced the Hugnenots French Protestants to convert to Catholicism or die Then he started his move toward building his splendid palace which known as the Versailles located outside Paris He needed a finance minister so he hired Colbert to strengthen the economy and trade of France Louis XIV was an extremely authoritive king but people called him the Sun King for they witnessed how France was a place of art and glory In England Elizabeth I followed a Parliamentary government which allowed her to rule her people and in the time satisfy Parliament with her kingdom policies Elizabeth I aimed for peace and security to England which was why she didnt allow any religious strives to arise in her it Therefore her first step was to promote Protestantism within England Then she chose excellent advisors and she expanded the English Navy which stunned the world of its defeat to the Spanish Armada Elizabeth I never got married and was wedded to England that was why people called her the Virgin Queen France and England had excellent rulers however England was ruled successfully without any economical or political problems Even though Louis XIV ruled with absolute control he still wasnt completely wise in the decisions he took toward the Hugnenots When he decided to revoke Edict
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