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The Royal Rivalry Involving Diane De Poitiers And Catherine De Medicis

French merchants and manufacturers were strictly regulated to stay away from what Colbert regarded as wasteful competitors and to make certain that their goods have been of higher quality. Colbert tried to encourage the development of domestic manufactures to replace goods that France had had to import from abroad, in particular costly luxury solutions. Hismercantilistpolicies discouraged imports through higher tariffs and attempted to develop up export industries whose sales abroad would boost the quantity of dollars flowing into the kingdom. In the course of the final 15 years of her life Eleanor displayed extraordinary abilities as a ruler. Richard spent...

Battle Of The Royal Brothers: King Edward Viii, King George Vi, And The Rift That Changed History

One more exciting ceremony was His Majesty’s consecration, in his official capacity as Grand Master of England, of the Chancery Bar Lodge of Freemasons in Lincoln’s Inn Hall. The King sat in the Grand Master’s chair, wearing the full regalia of his office at his left sat the Earl of Lathom, Pro-Grand Master, and at his appropriate, the Earl of Mount-Edgcumbe, Deputy Grand Master. In Might of the following year the King presided at the annual festival of the Royal Masonic Institution for Girls, and announced that Queen Alexandra had consented to grow to be the Patroness of the institution....