Similarities And Differences Of Monarchy In England And England

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During the second half of the 17th century, there were many similarities and differences between the monarchy in England and France. These similarities and differences were seen in the theory and practice of the monarchies. In England, there was a Constitutional monarchy, while in France, there was an Absolutist monarchy. In the second half of the 17th century, absolute monarchs such as Louis XIV ruled in France, and William and Mary shared their power with Parliament in England. These two monarchies had differences theories and government, but they shared a similarity through the practice of mercantilism.

One difference between England and France’s monarchy was their individual theories on Constitutionalism and Absolutism. Absolutism, which was practiced in France, was when a monarch had all the power. Constitutionalism was different than Absolutism because the monarch shared their power with Parliament. Each monarchy had their own respected theorist on Absolutism and Constitutionalism. For England, it was John Locke. John Locke emphasized that the core of commonwealth was the Legislature, which were elected representatives. Property was the most important thing to Locke, because he believed if you owned property you earned it and you had done something with your life. Contrast to Locke, Hobbes and Bossuet had different opinions about their monarchy. Hobbes supported an absolute monarchy because he believed that a republic, or constitutional monarchy, was chaotic and
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