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The Court of Louis XIII, 1610-1643
(University of St Andrews, 2017-12-08) - Thesis
Louis XIII's reign has long garnered historians' and popular interest. The king of Cardinal Richelieu and the three musketeers, Louis is traditionally viewed as having presided over the development of the French state and ...
"So perverse an ally" : Great Britain’s alliance with Austria in the war of the Spanish Succession
(University of St Andrews, 2015-08) - Thesis
The War of the Spanish Succession saw the culmination in the development of European warfare during the “Military Revolution” period, which saw European states fielding larger armies with geographically more ambitious ...
Family, ambition and service : the French nobility and the emergence of the standing army, c. 1598-1635
(University of St Andrews, 2011-06) - Thesis
This thesis will contend that a permanent body of military force under royal command, a ‘standing army’, arose during the first three decades of the seventeenth century in France. Such a development constituted a transformation ...
The Bourbon monarchy and the cult of Saint Louis, 1589-1792
(University of St Andrews, 2017) - Thesis
This thesis examines the relationship between religion and politics in France by looking at the cult of Saint Louis under the bourbon kings of the ‘ancien regime’, from the accession of Henri IV in 1589 to the abolition ...
Louis XIV et le repos de l'Italie : French policy towards the duchies of Parma, Modena, and Mantua-Monferrato, 1659-1689
(University of St Andrews, 2016-06) - Thesis
Between 1659 and 1689, northern Italy was generally at peace, having endured almost three decades of continuous war from the 1620s. The Peace of the Pyrenees of November 1659, between the French and Spanish crowns, seemed ...
French military occupations of Lorraine and Savoie, 1670-1714
(University of St Andrews, 2009-06-25) - Thesis
Lorraine and Savoie were both occupied twice by French armies during the personal rule of Louis XIV. Lorraine was initially invaded and occupied in 1670 to support the French strategic and logistic position in the Dutch ...