When King Louis XV died in 1774, the parlements were restored and Maupeou lost power. When the parlement showed signs of hostility against Aiguillon, Maupeou read letters patent from Louis XV annulling the proceedings. He had aimed at securing absolute power for Louis XV, but his intrigues and the violence of his judicial actions were in reality a serious blow to the monarchy. ^ Durand Echeverria, The Maupeou Revolution: A Study in the History of Libertarianism, France, 1770-1774 (1985) ^ Echeverria's assessment \"rings true\", according to Bailey Stone, Reinterpreting the French Revolution: a global-historical perspective 2002:36. ^ Baker, Inventing the French Revolution: essays on French political culture in the eighteenth century, 2nd ed.
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