Absolute Monarhies in Western Europe

Events

England

Henry VII

1485 - 1509

The Tudors

1485 - 1603

Habsburg-Valois Wars

1494 - 1559

Cornish Rebellion of 1497

1497

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Rough Wooing

1543 - 1550

Prayer Book Rebellion

1549

Mary

1553 - 1558

Elizabeth

1558 - 1603

Eighty Years' War

1566 - 1648

War of the Portuguese Succession

1580 - 1583

Anglo-Spanish War

1585 - 1604

Nine Years' War (Ireland)

1594 - 1603

Dutch-Portuguese War

1602 - 1661

James I

1603 - 1625

The Stuarts

1603 - 1649

Charles I

1625 - 1644

Anglo-Spanish War

1625 - 1630

Anglo-French War

1627 - 1629

Wars of the Three Kingdoms

1639 - 1653

Bishops' Wars

1639 - 1640

Irish Confederate Wars

1641 - 1653

English Civil War

1642 - 1651

Interregnum

1649 - 1660

First Anglo-Dutch War

1652 - 1654

Cromwell

1653 - 1658

Anglo-Spanish War

1654 - 1660

The Stuarts

1660 - 1688

Charles II

1660 - 1685

Second Anglo-Dutch War

1665 - 1667

Franco-Dutch War

1672 - 1678

Rampjaar

1672

Third Anglo-Dutch War

1672 - 1674

James II

1685 - 1688

Glorious Revolution

1688

Nine Years' War

1688 - 1697

England/Scotland, Germany, Netherlands, Savoy, Spain, and Sweden v France

France

The Valois

1461 - 1559

Louis XI

1461 - 1483

Habsburg-Valois Wars

1494 - 1559

Henry II

1547 - 1559

French Wars of Religion

1562 - 1598

First War

1562 - 1563

Second War

1567 - 1568

Third War

1568 - 1570

Dutch Revolt

1568 - 1648

Fourth War

1572 - 1573

Fifth War

1574 - 1576

Sixth War

1576 - 1577

Seventh War

1579 - 1580

War of the Portuguese Succession

1580 - 1583

War of the Three Henrys

1587 - 1589

Franco-Spanish War

1595 - 1598

The Bourbons

1610 - 1715

Louis XIII

1610 - 1643

First Huguenot Rebellion

1620 - 1622

Huguenot Rebellions

1620 - 1628

Second Huguenot Rebellion

1625

Third Huguenot Rebellion

1627 - 1628

30 Years' War French Period

1635 - 1648

Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

Fronde

1648 - 1653

Wars of Louis XIV

1661 - 1715

Austro-Turkish War

1663 - 1664

War of Devolution

1667 - 1668

War of the Reunions

1683 - 1684

Nine Years' War

1688 - 1697

Williamite War in Ireland

1689 - 1691

War of Spanish Succession

1701 - 1714

Spain

Ferdinand and Isabella

1474 - 1505

Habsburg-Valois Wars

1494 - 1559

Second Ottoman-Venetian War

1499 - 1503

Spanish conquest of Iberian Navarre

1512

The Habsburgs

1516 - 1598

Charles I

1516 - 1556

Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire

1519 - 1521

Little War in Hungary

1530 - 1552

Spanish conquest of the Inca Empire

1531 - 1572

Yaqui Wars

1533 - 1821

Arauco War

1536 - 1825

Third Ottoman–Venetian War

1537 - 1540

Tiguex War

1540 - 1541

Mixtón War

1540 - 1542

Schmalkaldic War

1546 - 1547

Chichimeca War

1550 - 1590

Phillip II

1556 - 1598

French wars of Religion

1562 - 1598

Philippine revolts against Spain

1567 - 1872

80 Years' War

1568 - 1648

Fourth Ottoman-Venetian War

1570 - 1573

Second Desmond Rebellion

1579 - 1583

War of the Portuguese Succession

1580 - 1583

Cologne War

1583 - 1588

Anglo-Spanish War

1585 - 1604

Long War (Ottoman wars)

1591 - 1606

Irish Nine Years' War

1594 - 1603

Acoma War

1598 - 1599

30 years War

1618 - 1648