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complete power in the hands of the monarch who could do whatever he wished


wanted to purify the Anglican church of its abuses and Catholic tendencies and lessen the powers of the King and church hierarchy


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


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.


to call forth


holding of an office; time during which such an office is held


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 The Edict of Nantes (1598) freed them from persecution in France, but when that was revoked in the late 1700s, hundreds of thousands of Huguenots fled to other countries, including America.


educated, middle class of France; provided force behind the Revolution


added to or made greater in amount or number or strength


(philosophy) the doctrine that knowledge derives from experience


belief in reason and logic as the primary source of knowledge


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