The Great Rebellion: The Causes Of The English Civil War

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Beginning in 1642, The English Civil War, as known as the Great Rebellion, was made up of three different outbreaks. The Great Rebellion consisted of King Charles I going to battle with Parliament. Battle began as the outcome of a fray over the power of the rights of Parliament and rule of the Crown (“English Civil Wars” 1). Throughout the early stages of war, the people of Parliament were set on seeing Charles I as king, but widened powers for Parliament. Setting the tone, the Royalists started winning victories in the premier phases of the English Civil War, but the Parliamentarians, people of Parliament, conclusively successed. As the war progressed through to 1652, King Charles I was executed, and Charles II was called to the crown (Hickman 1). Parliament’s triumph placed the nation on a route to parliamentary monarchy.
Charles I, James I son, acted and therefore ruled the monarch immensely different than his father. A major personality difference between Charles and James was that
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During the church services, Charles ordered that the Scots and Irish to use Protestant prayer books instead of their Catholic prayer books. This caused the Scots and Irish to become furious and sent a vast amount of troops to charge the king’s armies (Ohlmeyer 3). Charles’s and the other two nations agreed on ceasing fire, but never came to a lasting religious and political settlement. The English Civil War left almost a quarter of a million people dead. “The war left 50,000 Royalist and 34,000 Parliamentarians dead, while at least 100,000 men and women died from war-related diseases, bring the total death toll caused by the three civil wars in England to almost 200,000” (“Civil War” 4). In 1649, Parliament charged Charles I with treason and sent him to be executed. The execution of the king was devastating to the country of England and affected the country’s

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