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EWH Unit 20

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absolutism
complete power in the hands of the monarch who could do whatever he wished
Puritans
wanted to purify the Anglican church of its abuses and Catholic tendencies and lessen the powers of the King and church hierarchy
malfeasance
misconduct or wrongdoing, especially by a public official
King Cavaliers
mounted troops supported by nobles and the rural population
Parliamentary Forces
also called "roundheads" for their simple haircuts that made a statement against the long hair of the royalty; were backed by the Middle Class, townspeople, and the Puritans
abdicate
give up, such as power, as of monarchs and emperors, or duties and obligations
Glorious or Bloodless Revolution
followed the English civil war and made the clear statement that Parliament no longer sat by the approval of the king, but the king sat with approval of the Parliament; the king of England had limited power.
conjuring
to call forth
tenure
holding of an office; time during which such an office is held
Huguenots
French Protestants. The Edict of Nantes (1598) freed them from persecution in France, but when that was revoked in the late 1700s, hundreds of thousands of Huguenots fled to other countries, including America.
Bourgeoisie
educated, middle class of France; provided force behind the Revolution
augmented
added to or made greater in amount or number or strength
empiricism
(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience
rationalism
belief in reason and logic as the primary source of knowledge
triclinium
dining couch