Louis XV

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  • Louis XV
    • Throughout his reign, Louis XV failed to support his ministers. This prevented any lasting changes being made to improve the tax system because Louis had absolute authority and therefore the ability and power to push through the reforms. This highlighted his weaknesses as king. An example of this is the Edict of MArly and Louis not supporting Machault.
    • In 1766, Louis attempted to reassert his authority following the Brittany crisis. He wanted to make it clear that all of the power came from him and nobody else, aiming it mainly at the parlements reminding them of his absolute power and scolding them for daring to "make into a separate body from the monarch". Louis used the full array of propaganda tools and censorship to ensure that every man of influence had read his words.
    • He needed much support throughout his reign, demonstrated by Fleury ruling in his place until 1743 also also factors such as his recalling the parlements and the Triumvirate.
      • Fleury could be to blame for his lack of leadership qualities due to him not showing him to ruke, he just ruled in his place,
        • Born in 1710 and became king in 1715. His immediate family died in his youth which could have had an impact on his character, explaining his lack of leadership skills and indecisiveness.
    • The extent of Louis' unpopularity was shown in 1757 when he was attacked by one of his servants (the Damiens Affair).
    • 'Louis the Well Beloved'
    • The Metz Incident, 1744. Louis was made to confess his sins because it was thought he would die. He confessed to adultery which made him a laughing stock and unpopular, damaging the prestige of the monarchy.
      • 'Louis the Well Beloved'
    • Born in 1710 and became king in 1715. His immediate family died in his youth which could have had an impact on his character, explaining his lack of leadership skills and indecisiveness.
    • Fleury could be to blame for his lack of leadership qualities due to him not showing him to ruke, he just ruled in his place,

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