English Civil War and Revolution

English Civil War and Revolution

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  • Petition of Power
  • Since you signed this, you have to follow the rules!!
  • God didn't give me all this power just so I could follow the rules of this stupid parliament!
  • Follow me, we will destroy these Cavaliers!
  • Pull yourself together! We have a war to fight!
  • England will be in good hands now that you're gone, Charles!
  • I'm not ready to die!
  • King Charles I believes in the Divine Right of Kings. This means that he thinks all his power came from God. In 1628, Parliament tried to limit the kings power by the Petition of Power. Although Charles did sign this petition, he began to ignore its rules. This caused problems with Parliament.
  • I'm trying my hardest...
  • This guy is a Catholic, I'm not sure if we can trust him...
  • In 1642, a Civil War broke out between supporters of the King, Cavaliers, and supporters of Parliament, Roundheads. The Roundheads were led by Oliver Cromwell.
  • Charles is defeated by Cromwell. Cromwell decides to set up a military dictatorship  and with the help of Parliament, Charles is beheaded.
  • Everyone make sure to sign the Bill of Rights!
  • After Cromwell dies in 1658, the Army restores England's monarchy. Time passes by and after Charles II passes, James II takes the throne. Because he is openly Catholic, Parliament becomes worried.
  • A group of English nobles convince the ruler of the Netherlands, William of Orange and his wife Mary, who also happens to be James II's daughter to invade England. They are victorious and in 1689, William and Mary accept the offer to the throne. 
  • I hope dad isn't too mad I took his throne...
  • William and Mary helped to create the English Bill of Rights. This laid the foundation for a constitutional monarchy. 
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