The Cardinals (Richelieu and Mazarin) Pre-U Paper 2b Early Modern European History Notes (Written by a D1 Student)
In need of some help to smash your Pre-U exam on Richelieu and Mazarin? Then look no further! Written by a D1 student who later obtained a first in History from Oxford, these detailed notes can help you save time and obtain a better mark. The 22 pages of word-processed notes cover the following core topics: - Marie de Medici and the regency - Concini - Richelieu's rise to power - His aims - The Day of the Dupes - Religious policy and the Huguenots - Royal absolutism - The Intendants - Financial policy and resistance - Noble conspiracies - Mazarin's rise to power - Problems Mazarin faced - The Fronde - Foreign policy - Absolutism The notes were written to prepare for the Pre-U Early Modern European History paper, but will be of use to A Level students due to the fact that the notes are summaries of key events and key themes. The notes strike a healthy balance between detail and learnability, and between fact and analysis. Memorising these notes, along with making essay plans based on them, was the main source of revision I used to gain a D1.