Anne of Austria, the Queen Mother, gains supreme power in France

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Historical Context Note

After his father's death, Louis XIV ascends the throne aged only four. In this situation, Anne of Austria, the Queen Mother, is invested with supreme power in France at a Lit de Justice, a session of the Parlement of Paris. Jules Mazarin continues as First Minister and, and she appoints the Duke of Orleans as the new Lieutenant-General.
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Editors. "Anne of Austria, the Queen Mother, gains supreme power in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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