Ultra-conservative Jean VilleIe succeeds Richelieu in France

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Historical Context Note

In France, the Duc de Richelieu is forced to resign from his position as prime minister. He is succeeded by Jean VilleIe, ending the rule of the Right Centre, and leading to a period of reaction under the Ultra-Conservatives. Richelieu himself is to die of apoplexy the following year.
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Editors. "Ultra-conservative Jean VilleIe succeeds Richelieu in France". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 30 December 2011
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