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Updated: 10/16/2020
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  • Roundheads
  • Oliver Cromwell
  • Charles I
  • I condemn you to death as a tyrant, traitor, murderer, and public enemy.
  • The Civil war lasted from 1642 to 1651, In England a revolution was succeeding. Oliver Cromwell then proved to be a successful general by creating a “New Model Army”. His followers where called Roundheads due to the shape of their hair.
  • Cromwell had defeated the Cavaliers (who were followers of Charles I) and Charles I was then sentenced to a death penalty. In January of 1649, the king was then publicly executed which sent shock throughout England and Europe.
  • After the execution of Charles I The House of Commons abolished monarchy and the Church of England. They then declared England as a republic under the Leadership of Oliver Cromwell.
  • Now under the leadership of Oliver Cromwell, the supporters of Charles II then attacked England through Ireland and Scotland, which led to a ban of any Catholics owning any property west of Ireland.
  • Sunday was now a day for religious observance and anyone above the age of 14 could get fined if doing otherwise. Cromwell closed all theaters, taverns,gambling, and dancing. Cromwell did not tolerate open warship of Roman Catholics but he did welcome back Jewish people after over 350 years of banishment.
  • Oliver Cromwell died in 1658, then soon after, Charles II took over in 1660 and monarchy returned To England once again.
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