7 -- The Twilight of Feudalism
Seigneurs of Old Canada : A Chronicle of New World Feudalism, The by William Bennett Munro (1875-1957) It was during one of her proud and prosperous eras that France began her task of creating an empire beyond the Atlantic. At no time, indeed, was she better equipped for the work. No power of Western Europe since the days of Roman glory had possessed such facilities for conquering and governing new lands. If ever there was a land able and ready to take up the white man's burden it was the France of the seventeenth century.