World History Ch. 3.3

World History Ch. 3.3

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The aftermath of Puritan Rule and the Reign of King Charles II

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  • With the influence of King Louis XIV...
  • After Oliver Cromwell's death, Parliament elected Charles II to the English throne. He put an end not only to Puritan rule and the reformation of Puritan ideas, but also concluded the infamous "kingless decade" of England.
  • One of the reforms that the newly elected King Charles II made was the reopening of theaters and taverns. He had a goal of gaining the approval and support of his people more so than his father, Charles I did.
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  • King Charles II also made reforms to the way the government was ran. He made the reforms with the influence of King Louis XIV in mind.
  • Althougth King Charles II was a Catholic, he allowed religious tolerance in England and reopened the Church of England that was originally founded by King Herny VIII.
  • One of the many steps King Charles VIII took towards improving English society was popularizing that arts and intellectual studies. He founded the Royal Society which had members including Sir Isaac Newton, Robert Boyle, and Robert Hooke.
  • King Charles II hired renowned architect Sir Christopher Wren to rebuild what the Great Fire of 1666 had damaged. King Charles II later passed down the throne to his brother James II.
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