Always, the poster child for Absolutism, both historically and in his own time, is Louis XIV, "the Sun King", who boastfully asserted "L'etat, c'est moi". These terrific short films give you a sense of his humble abode at Versailles.
And the Gardens
At Chris's request, I have uploaded this file. You may be limited to Windows Media Player to get it to work.
You know what a mnemonic device is, right? One of those clever memory things, things like an acronym for the planets (my 4th grade one, still firm in my memory "Sally moves very easily, mostly jumps, sometimes up, never politely" obviously preceded Pluto's humiliating demotion).
Gotta figure that English schoolkids would do the same about all the stuff they have to memorize about Cromwell, right?
Here's one Cromwellian mnemonic:
I'm hoping you can download the song on your system, then scroll through the document to follow along with the lyrics.