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First half of the English Civil War unit

Absolute monarchy

The king or queen has complete control over all aspects of life.


Ruled by one person with unlimited power.


Ruled by the wealthy or elite.

King James

Believed in divine right, extremely religious (created KJB), constantly asked Parliament for money, put England into debt by spending an exorbitant amount of money on the government, himself, and his advisers.


Protestants who wanted to purify the Church of Catholic symbols, seen as traitors by King James.

Henrietta Maria

King Charles' wife, a Catholic and sister of French King Louis XIII.


Made up of the House of Lords and House of Commons.

Short Parliament

Called for 3 weeks during Bishops' War, dominated by Puritans who sympathized with the Scots. Led to Charles dissolving Parliament for the third time.

Long Parliament

Called after Scots invaded, resulted in settlement and reform: abolished all taxation Parliament didn't approve of and sentenced Laud to death for treason

The Petition of Right

Parliament's demands in exchanges for war taxes, refused by Charles, leading to second dissolution: No loans or taxes w/o consent, no false imprisonment, no quartering of troops, and no martial law.

The Bishops' War

Caused by Archbishop Laud's Anglican prayer book, which angered Calvinist Scots. Included religious rebellions and invasion by Scots.

Irish Rebellion

October 1641- Irish Catholics led general uprising caused by anger at Anglican church and seizure of their land. Charles was blamed, asked Parliament for money, but they refused.


Parliament members who supported the king and opposed Puritans

19 Propositions

Made Parliament England's supreme power, causing Charles to attack the House of Commons and prepare for war.

Archbishop Laud

Persecuted and denied the rights of Puritans, in charge of the Anglican church.

Martial law

Temporary military rule that limits individual rights.

Magna Carta

1215 document that stated that the king had no power to make random arrests, seize property, make decisions alone, or create taxes w/o Parliament's consent.

Political divisions

King vs. Parliament, fighting since 1215 (Magna Carta)

Religious divisions

Anglican vs. Puritan: both Protestant, Puritans think Anglicans are too Catholic

Ship Money

Tax used to improve the navy during wartime. Imposed on coastal counties. Eventually, it continued even in times of peace, and landlocked counties were taxed as well, drastically lowering participation and enthusiasm.

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