News French Absolutism Workshop for Lower Sixth Historians 13.06.2024

On Monday afternoon, the Lower Sixth Modern and Early Modern historians met for a workshop on French Absolutism. Both groups study absolutist monarchs (Louis XIV and Louis XVI) and it was a great opportunity to pull out many connections and comparisons. Each student had the opportunity to present on an aspect of absolutism that had interested them over the past year. Consequently, the talks were incredibly varied with topics ranging from the use of architecture to consolidate absolutism and the influence of Alexander the Great to the relative importance of religion, systems of measurement (including the intriguing ‘King’s Foot’) and the importance of the 1791 constitution.

The History Department would like to congratulate all the participants for their wonderful enthusiasm and hard work in preparing for the workshop, and for their keen engagement and tough questioning of each other throughout the course of the afternoon!