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  • The decisive incident for his private life as well as for his reign was the entrance of Cardinal Richelieu, hitherto the queen's chief adviser, into the king's council in 1624.
  • Henceforth the policy of France was directed by Richelieu, who took up in its main features the system of Protestant alliances and opposition to the power of Austria and Spain, which had been begun by Henry IV.
  • Then the queen-mother and the king's brother passionately attacked the minister, and for a moment it was believed that Richelieu was dismissed and that the queenmother and a Spanish policy had triumphed.
  • But the last great effort to overthrow Richelieu was closely connected with the king.
  • The king is said to have allowed him to speak hostilely of Richelieu and even to recall the assassination of Marshal d'Ancre.

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