English Civil War and Revolution

English Civil War and Revolution

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  • lol sure.
  • We have decided on this petition and ask that you would follow it.
  • Charles l is king. Parliament passes a petition that would limit the power of the king to tax, imprison citizens, quarter troops, and to martial law. Charles l accepts this petition initially but does not follow it at all.
  • Finally! A Catholic Heir!
  • A civil war happens between Cavaliers (supporters of the king) and Round heads (supporters of parliament). The was was caused by Charles I not following the petition of power. With the help of Oliver Cromwell, parliament wins.
  • Oliver Cromwell takes over and has Charles I beheaded, Cromwell becomes a dictator, getting rid of those who didn't agree with him and creating a rump parliament, then turning into a military dictatorship.  Cromwell's rule ends when Cromwell died.
  • We accept to rule.
  • Parliament decides once Cromwell died that they should go back to a monarchy, thus brought around James II. This brought parliament fear because of the previous monarchs rule.
  • Groups of English nobles had told William of Orange to invade and take over ruling. As James II noticed he had very little support in England he fled to France. 
  • After a mostly peaceful revolution William and Mary accept their invite to the throne. A bill of rights is created to lay the foundation of a new constitutional monarchy.
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