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Ch 6: Civil War & Revolution in England

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Learn about civil war and revolution in England using the lessons in this chapter. These lessons make it easy to explore the different figures, events and major changes during this period in English history.

Civil War & Revolution In England - Chapter Summary

This chapter helps you review the period of unrest and upheaval that occurred during the English Civil War. Begin by looking at the Stuart dynasty and the effect they had on English politics and religion. New churches, the impact of Puritanism and the rise of Oliver Cromwell will be covered. Major disasters and military figures of the era, including the bubonic plague, are also included. Finish up with the Glorious Revolution of 1688. Using these lessons, you should be able to:

  • Discuss the Stuart dynasty
  • Identify major political and religious tensions of the time
  • Describe Oliver Cromwell's rise to power
  • Identify natural disasters that occurred throughout this time period
  • Chart the different civil wars, revolutions and attempted revolts
  • Discuss the impact of the Enlightenment on English government

Each of the lessons within this chapter was created by a professional instructor to cover the key points of a topic. The video lessons all include video tags, allowing you to quickly review interesting or confusing points within a lesson. Use the interactive lesson quizzes to make sure you fully understood the material presented in the lessons.

12 Lessons in Chapter 6: Civil War & Revolution in England
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The Stuart Period in England: Events and Timeline

1. The Stuart Period in England: Events and Timeline

In this lesson, we will meet the English kings and queens of the Stuart family who reigned from 1603 to 1714. We will also learn about a few of the major historical events that took place during this time.

Laudianism: Definition & Reforms

2. Laudianism: Definition & Reforms

The Church of England has a long history, and like many religious institutions, this includes plenty of controversy. In this lesson, we'll explore a major attempt to change the Church of England and see how it impacted England and its new empire.

John Bunyan: Biography, Books & Poems

3. John Bunyan: Biography, Books & Poems

John Bunyan was a Puritan writer who was imprisoned for 12 years for preaching without a license. He wrote over 60 books and poems but is best known for 'The Pilgrim's Progress.'

The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

4. The English Civil War: Summary, Causes, Effects & Timeline

In this lesson, we explore the English Civil War, a conflict that took place in the 1640s between forces loyal to King Charles I and those loyal to Parliament. The conflict arose due to complex political and religious disagreements and culminated in the trial of the king.

The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

5. The English Civil War and the Rise of Cromwell's Theocracy

This lesson will describe the events that led to the rise of Oliver Cromwell's theocracy. It will highlight the English Civil War, the execution of King Charles and the oppressive rule of Cromwell.

The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

6. The Restoration of a Limited Monarchy in England: Definition & History

In this lesson we explore the English Restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Over a decade after Parliament beheaded King Charles I, it restored his son, Charles II, to the English throne, albeit under a new, limited constitutional monarchy.

The Bubonic Plague: History, Facts & Symptoms

7. The Bubonic Plague: History, Facts & Symptoms

In this lesson, we will discuss the origins and effects of the bubonic plague of the 14th century. Learn about the lasting impacts of one of the most devastating events in European history.

The Great Fire of London: Causes, Facts & Aftermath

8. The Great Fire of London: Causes, Facts & Aftermath

What could possibly lead to the destruction of 80% of a major city? You'll find out in this lesson on the Great Fire of London. You'll learn about the fire's many causes, as well as some interesting facts and a bit about its aftermath.

Monmouth Rebellion: Facts & History

9. Monmouth Rebellion: Facts & History

In this lesson, we explore the history of the Monmouth Rebellion, when the bastard son of Charles II attempted to usurp the throne of England from his uncle, James II.

John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough: Biography & Facts

10. John Churchill, Duke of Marlborough: Biography & Facts

English history is full of influential figures, and not all of them were kings. In this lesson, we're going to explore the life and legacy of John Churchill, and see how this Duke managed to impact English history.

What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

11. What is the English Enlightenment? - Definition, Ideals & Thinkers

In this lesson, we'll be looking at the English Enlightenment which was central to the formation of our modern society. Check out the main thinkers, their ideas and test your knowledge with a quiz.

The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance

12. The Glorious Revolution of 1688: Events and Significance

In this lesson, we will examine the causes, events, and effects of England's Glorious Revolution of 1688, in which King James II was overthrown by William of Orange and his allies in the English Parliament.

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