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  • Most print resources on Absolutism, Absolute Monarchs/Rulers will be located throughout the 900s and Biography.
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Internet Resources

  • The Age of Catherine the Great ~ from the New York Public Library exhibit, Russia Engages the World
  • Catherine the Great ~ Information and images from The Alexander Palace Association.
  • Catherine the Great ~ A series of articles from the Modern History Sourcebook, Fordham University, New York.
  • Catherine the Great  -  Information from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • Catherine the Great -  A series of four videos that are each between five and ten minutes in length offers you some insight into the life of Catherine the Great.
  • Charles I ~ Information from the official website of the British Monarchy.
  • Charles I ~ A brief biography from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • Charles I ~ An extensive article from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • Charles II ~ Information from the official website of the British Monarchy.
  • Charles II ~ Information from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • Charles II: The Masquerading Monarch ~ An extensive article from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • Frederick the Great ~ Scroll down to the Frederick the Great section. From Richard Hooker, Washington State University.
  • Frederick the GreatThe encyclopedia explains the life of Frederick II, King of Prussia, 1712-1786.
  • Frederick the GreatBiography presents information that explains the man, Frederick II (1712-1786)
  • Ivan the Terrible - from the New York Public Library exhibit, Russia Engages the World.
  • Ivan the Terrible ~ Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • James I ~ Article from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • James I ~ Information from the official website of the British Monarchy.
  • James I (Overview: Civil War and Revolution, 1603 - 1714) ~ An extensive article from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • James II ~ Article from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • James II ~ Information from the official website of the British Monarchy.
  • Louis XIV ~ From Chateau de Versailles.
  • Louis XIV ~ Scroll down to the Louis XIV section. From Richard Hooker, Washington State University.
  • Louis XIV - Interesting facts about this monarch including several images.
  • Louis XIV - Harvard Project on French Monarchy
  • Versailles - A collection of ten photographs greets you upon entering this site on Louis XIV and the Versailles palace. The photographs, all from Versailles, demonstrate the significant changes to the palace and its surroundings that were initiated by Louis XIV.
  • Maria Theresa ~ From the History Department of King's College, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania
  • Maria TheresaLearn about Marie Theresa's powerful reign and contributions as an enlightened absolute authority.
  • Mary II of Orange (1662-1694) ~ Article from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • Oliver Cromwell ~ From the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • Peter the Great ~ Article from Saint-Petersburg.com, official guide to St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Peter the Great and His Legacy ~ from the New York Public Library exhibit, Russia Engages the World.
  • Peter the Great and the Rise of Russia ~ A series of articles from Fordham University, New York.
  • St. Petersburg - This site's pages are rich in text about and images of both the city and its founder
  • Philip II (The Spanish Armada) ~ Article from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • Philip II (The Spanish Armada) ~ Information from the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London.
  • William III ~ Article from the BBC, the British Broadcasting Company.
  • William III and Mary II ~ Information from the official website of the British Monarchy.