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Sunday, September 05, 2004

France, History Of, Charles X, 1824 - 30

Charles X, the younger brother of Louis XVIII, had spent the Revolutionary years in exile and had returned embittered rather than chastened by the experience. What France needed, in his view, was a return to the unsullied principle of divine right, buttressed by the restored authority of the established church. The new king and his Cabinet - still headed by Vill´┐Żle - promptly

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