English Civil War and Revolution

English Civil War and Revolution

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  • I can do whatever I want because I'm the king.
  • Not the guillotine! I'm too young to die!
  • This is your own fault Charles. You should've listened to Parliament.
  • What are we going to do ? Cromwell's dead.
  • Why don't we restore the monarchy?
  • King James and King Charles believe that they rule because they were chosen by God. The kings refuse to listen to Parliament which causes tension  to rise between Parliament and the monarchy. 
  • I've got to get out of here!
  • In 1642, supporters of the king and supporters of parliament faced against each other in  a civil war. Oliver Cromwell, who was the leader of the New Model Army, took over leadership of England after beheading King Charles and purging Parliament of non-supporters. 
  • Presenting the King and Queen!
  • Cromwell set up a military dictatorship. After Cromwell's death in 1658, the army restored England's monarchy. Charles II was made king. 
  • English Bill Of Rights
  • William of Orange was encouraged by a group of English nobles to invade and take over. King James II, Williams father in law, fled to France when he discovered that England did not support him. 
  • William and Mary accept the offer to rule in 1689.
  • The Bill of Rights laid the foundation for a constitutional monarchy. William and Mary ruled with Parliament and destroyed the theory of Divine Right of Kings.
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