Editors. "Anne of Austria, the Queen Mother, gains supreme power in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 01 February 2011
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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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