Absolute Monarchs: The Golden Age of Spain
This week we will begin a new Unit- Absolute Monarchs of Europe. Starting with the 16th Century we will examine the monarchs of Europe as they struggled to maintain their absolute hold on power.
We will look at what absolute monarchs are and their claim to authority. Then we will examine the Golden Age of Spain. Spain became the most powerful country in Europe under King Phillip II due to the vast amounts of gold & silver in their American colonies. We will see the great artists especially El Greco and Diego Velázquez.
We will also discuss Spain’s most famous writer Miguel de Cervantes who wrote one of the first and most famous novels Don Quixote de la Mancha.
Lastly, you will work on Absolute Monarchy vocabulary using a LINCS table.You can find the definitions in the online textbook pages 72-89 or look on the page titled Supplemental Readings and use the 2 glossaries. Supplemental Readings is found here on this website.
Use the words below and look at the example as a guide.
Complete 9 of the words. Choose from the following words:
Absolutism, Divine right, Cavalier, stability, constitutional Monarch, Puritan, baroque, Armada, Absolute Monarch, dissenters, Parliament, autocratic, partition, mercenary
Your definitions should be similar to the example below