Absolutism

England

Reign of King Charles I

1625 - 1649

Charles forced to sign the Petition of Right

1628

Charles does not call Parliament to Session

1629 - 1640

Charles has soldiers invade Parliament

1642

Civil War

1642 - 1646

Battle of Naseby

1645

Cromwell's New Model Army defeats Charles

Monarchy Ends

1646

Commonwealth of England

1646 - 1653

Rump Parliament Formed

1648

Oliver Cromwell becomes Chairman of the Council of State

1649

Charles I Executed

30 January 1649

Protectorant

1653 - 1658

Rump Parliament Disbanded

1653

Cromwell Dies

1658

Reign of Charles II

1660 - 1685

Plague Returns

1665

Great Fire of London

1666

Declaration of Indulgence

1673

Test Act

1673

Reign of James II

1685 - 1688

Glorious Revolution

1688

France

Reign of King Louis XIV

1643 - 1715

The Fronde

1648 - 1653

Jansenists Fade

1660

due to Louis enforcing a papal bull banning them

War of Devolution

1667 - 1668

Dutch War

1672 - 1678

Revocation of the Edict of Nantes (Fontainebleau)

1685

War of the League of Augsburg

1689 - 1697

Dutch Republic

Russia

Lifespans

Jean Baptiste Colbert

1619 - 1683