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Ch 19: English History (1450-1750)

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This fun online history chapter examines English history from 1450 to 1750. Work through this collection of fun video lessons at any time to refresh your English history knowledge, prepare for an exam or learn new history topics.

English History (1450-1750) - Chapter Summary

Follow along with our expert history instructors to study English history between the years 1450 and 1750. These short video lessons break down important people, events and documents from the time period, such as Galileo, the Stuart Period, the English Bill of Rights and the Magna Carta. By the end of the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Recognize significant historical events from the Stuart Period
  • Evaluate the accomplishments and contributions of Galileo
  • Summarize the English Bill of Rights and the Petition of Right of 1628
  • Understand the development of democracy from the Magna Carta to America's Declaration of Independence

You'll be able to access these lessons at any time of day or night using your desktop, laptop, smartphone or tablet. Lesson quizzes are included to help you ensure your comprehension of important English history topics. You can also print the lesson transcripts to supplement your studying experience, and our instructors are available to answer any history questions you may have.

5 Lessons in Chapter 19: English History (1450-1750)
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.

Who Was Galileo? - Contributions, History & Accomplishments

2. Who Was Galileo? - Contributions, History & Accomplishments

Learn what makes Galileo's life and work such an important part of the development of the modern scientific approach. Find out what concepts he developed regarding the motion of objects, and read about what he observed with a telescope.

What Is the English Bill Of Rights? - Definition, Summary & History

3. What Is the English Bill Of Rights? - Definition, Summary & History

In this lesson, we will learn about the English Bill of Rights. We will take a closer look at why the document was created, what the document represents and the influence it has had on the U.S. Constitution.

Petition of Right of 1628: Definition & Summary

4. Petition of Right of 1628: Definition & Summary

The Petition of Right of 1628 was an English document that helped promote the civil rights of the subjects of King Charles I. Learn how the actions of this king led the people to stand up for and insist upon their civil rights in a manner that is still having influence today.

From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

5. From the Magna Carta to the American Declaration of Independence

In this lesson, we will trace the legacy of democratic ideals from the Magna Carta to the Declaration of Independence. We will highlight the key developments of democracy throughout the Medieval period and into the modern age.

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