Friday, August 3, 2012

Murphysboro Centuries, 14th secular

Charles V, “the Wise”, 1364-1380
- spent his time during a period of peace to strengthen the country - the basic structure that he set up lasted until the French Revolution in 1789 - got the French parliament (“estates”) to agree that as long as the old taxes weren’t changed, they didn’t need to be renewed by the estates, with the result that the French parliament never developed much power over the king

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