English Civil War and Revolution

English Civil War and Revolution

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  • Sir please watch your tone!
  • I don't answer to you! You're trash! Bite him Fluffy!
  • Oh no! I have been impaled!
  • Now who's laughing Chrles! Not you! I'm ruler now!
  • I should have been better.
  • Both James I and his son Charles I believed in the Divine Rights of Kings which is the belief that they only answer to God not parliament.
  • I'm openly catholic and that doesn't make parliament too happy.
  • Charles I disregard for Parliaments war resulted in the Civil War of The Cavaliers, or Royalists, VS The Roundheads (Parliament) 
  • Speed it up Timothy!
  • I have no support in England so I'm going to book it to France and stress-eat crepes
  • After losing the Civil War to Parliament, Charles I was beheaded by Parliament's army general, Cromwell, who then proceeded to rule a Military Dictatorship up until he died in 1658.
  • This is to ensure that we get partial power and can rule together with none of this Divine Right rubbish cool? Cool.
  • After Cromwell's death in 1658, the monarchy was restored to Charles I son, Charles II. However, Charles later died with no heir and the throne was passed to his brother James II.
  • Parliament was worried by the rule of James II and proceeded to encourage William of Orange and his wife Mary (who also happened to be James daughter.. scandalous)  to invade and take over, prompting James to flee to France.
  • William and Mary of Orange accept the thrown and the Bill of Rights is made as an agreement of power.
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