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the year 1400 Parliament had exercised the power to choose the king and
England could be accurately described as a parliamentary monarchy.
Parliament's abrupt change of dynasty, however, was probably a premature
exercise of powers. It was widely challenged and led directly to civil war, the
celebrated War of the Roses, which ended with the accession of Henry VII (1 485
-1 509), the first Tudor king. The Tudors had a taste for absolutism but they were
wise enough to satisfy it ...
Louis XVIIFs Charter 0/1814 After Napoleon's fall, France turned back almost re-
flexively to the Bourbon monarchy. It was not simply that the great powers,
France's conquerors, wanted a Bourbon restoration. The French themselves,
weary of war and adventure, were willing to return to the Bourbons as the symbol
of stability and peace. Talleyrand, who emerged from the Napoleonic debacle as
France's most powerful political figure, leaned heavily on the principle of "
legitimacy," not ...
The history of recent years, and in particular the painful events of the 28th June
last, have shown the existence of a subversive movement with the object of
detaching a part of the territories of Austria-Hungary from the Monarchy. The
movement which had its birth under the eye of the Serbian Government has gone
so far as to make itself manifest on both sides of the Serbian frontier in the shape
of acts of terrorism and a series of outrages and murders. Far from carrying out
the formal ...
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Correspondence between Pliny and Trajan 112
Emperor Galerius Edict of Toleration 311
Edicts from the Theodosian Code beginning 312
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