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Ch 18: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 18: The Monarchs of Europe

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The Monarchs of Europe chapter of this Holt World History - Human Legacy Companion Course helps students learn the essential lessons associated with the monarchs of Europe. Each of these simple and fun video lessons is about five minutes long and is sequenced to align with the Monarchs of Europe textbook chapter.

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  • Identify the lessons in the Holt Monarchs of Europe chapter with which you need help.
  • Find the corresponding video lessons with this companion course chapter.
  • Watch fun videos that cover the topics on European monarchs you need to learn or review.
  • Complete the quizzes to test your understanding.
  • If you need additional help, rewatch the videos until you've mastered the material or submit a question for one of our instructors.

Students will learn about:

  • The characteristics of absolute monarchy
  • The kingdoms of Philip Augustus and Henry II
  • The history of the Spanish Armada
  • The Investiture Conflict
  • The influence of Cardinal Richelieu
  • Louis XIV's reign and accomplishments
  • The Treaty of Utrecht and the events of the War of Spanish Succession
  • The contributions of Tudor monarchs
  • Oliver Cromwell, Charles I and the English Civil War
  • England's limited monarchy
  • Ivan the Terrible
  • The events of the Thirty Years' War

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13 Lessons in Chapter 18: Holt World History - Human Legacy Chapter 18: The Monarchs of Europe
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Henry II of England and Philip Augustus of France

1. Henry II of England and Philip Augustus of France

This lesson will explore the reigns of the Angevin Plantagenet kings of England, Henry II, Richard I, and John. It will also highlight their dealings with Philip Augustus of France.

The Spanish Armada: History and Major Battles

2. The Spanish Armada: History and Major Battles

In this lesson, we will study the famous Spanish Armada and its attempt to invade England in 1588. We will discuss the Armada's background, preparation, voyage, and ultimate fate.

The Investiture Conflict: Rulers vs. the Centralized Church

3. The Investiture Conflict: Rulers vs. the Centralized Church

This lesson will explore the Investiture Conflict of the 11th and 12th centuries. In doing so, it will highlight the roles of Pope Gregory VII and Henry IV. It will also explain the Concordat of Worms.

Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

4. Cardinal Richelieu and his Influence on the World

Cardinal Richelieu was a powerful man in secular matters. This lesson explores how he came to power and the battle with the Huguenots that dominated most of his career.

Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV

5. Royal Absolutism in France: Monarchical Power & Louis XIV

In this lesson, we will study France's absolute monarchy. We will learn its characteristics, examine its rise, and meet Louis XIV, the 'Sun King,' who brought royal absolutism to its height.

The Reign of Louis XIV in France: Accomplishments & Influence

6. The Reign of Louis XIV in France: Accomplishments & Influence

In this lesson, we explore the reign of Louis XIV in France. Domestically, Louis revolutionized numerous facets of French government and administration over his 72-year reign.

The War of Spanish Succession and the Treaty of Utrecht

7. The War of Spanish Succession and the Treaty of Utrecht

In this lesson we explore the War of the Spanish Succession. With multiple claimants and no clear heir, several nations fought from 1701 to 1714 to decide the Spanish throne and tip the balance of power in Europe in their favor.

England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses

8. England and the Tudors at the End of the Wars of the Roses

This lesson will focus on the Tudor Dynasty, which came to power after England's Wars of the Roses. It will focus on the contributions of the five Tudor monarchs in the areas of government, religion, economic and the arts.

The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

9. The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

This lesson will describe the events that led to the rise of Oliver Cromwell's theocracy. It will highlight the English Civil War, the execution of King Charles and the oppressive rule of Cromwell.

The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

10. The English Civil War and Failure of Charles' Monarchy

This lesson will explain the reign and execution of England's King Charles I. It will highlight the actions of Charles, along with his confrontations with Parliament, that led to the English Civil War.

The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

11. The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

In this lesson we explore the English Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Over a decade after Parliament beheaded King Charles I, it restored his son, Charles II, to the English throne, albeit under a new, limited constitutional monarchy.

Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia

12. Ivan the Terrible and the Making of Russia

Ivan the Terrible was a great but violent leader. Despite his intelligence, he was prone to violent outbursts. This lesson explores his life and the effects of his reign on Russia.

The Thirty Years' War & the Peace of Westphalia: Summary & Significance

13. The Thirty Years' War & the Peace of Westphalia: Summary & Significance

In this lesson we explore the Thirty Years' War and the subsequent Peace of Westphalia. The continental conflict arose out of political and religious issues in the Holy Roman Empire and Europe as a whole, and its conclusion in 1648 changed the face of European politics.

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