Charles II of Spain

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  • Advantages Of Parliamentary Privilege

    In 1642, when King Charles I entered the House of Commons seeking the arrest of the five Members alleged to have supported the Scottish invasion against his reign, he not only created Parliamentary history, but also laid the foundation of what is known today as ‘Parliamentary Privilege’. In response to King Charles I’s questions about the whereabouts of these Members, the Speaker William Lenthall famously remarked that “I have neither eyes to see nor tongue to speak in this place but as the…

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  • Polarization In Clive Holmes's The Trial And Execution Of Charles I?

    Both, Sean Kelsey’s, “The Death of Charles I,” and “The Trial and Execution of Charles I,” written by Clive Holmes are historical articles that present detailed accounts on the trial and execution of King Charles I. Although these historians compare in their attempts to evaluate the significance of the incident, their works contrast radically in terms of developing these views. Where Kelsey believes that the trial of King Charles was never intended as a pretext to execution, Holmes disagrees.…

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  • Absolutism: The English Monarchy

    Absolutism is a government where either a king or queen has all of the power and authority to pass laws, taxes, and have control over all of the people in their realm. The English monarchy, however, was a limited monarchy that allowed the parliament to have consent to customs, laws, and taxes to be passed. This limited monarchy made the kings or queens have limited power over their kingdoms. Some kings even tried to dissolve the parliament that caused big conflict over the government of England.…

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  • The Absolutist Rule Of Queen Elizabeth I

    Prior to the establishment of the Stuart dynasty, Queen Elizabeth I ruled from 1558 to 1603. Her rule was unique to her time period, as she ruled as a politique, separating the church and state, somewhat, to maintain, control, and grow her governance. Elizabeth utilized Parliament to ensure her hold on church leadership, while tolerating the practice of other religions, effectively subduing religious rebellions and constant changing that were popularizing in rules prior to hers, Edward VI…

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  • The Consequences Of Oliver Cromwell During The Civil War

    During the Civil War, in which Charles’ execution occurred in the middle of, there was no formal King, as the king had been killed and the heir was in exile. Oliver Cromwell, a political and military leader, came to power as the ruler of England during this time. During the civil war, he lead the New Model Army, made up of “Independents” who were to fight against the Presbyterians in Parliament and in Scotland. The New Model Army won and purged Parliament of all of it’s members that did not…

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  • The Failure Of Oliver Cromwell During The English Civil War

    Cromwell brought a relapse of the Stuart dynasty, of what he had once tried to eliminate. Even though he ended the rule of Charles I of England, in the end his strict governing led to the rebellion of the English people against him. This led to Charles II, Charles I’s son, to rule, in a way, relapsing his father’s rule. Oliver Cromwell’s main purpose of the disposal of the king Charles I was he was ruling England as a absolutist; although, that is what Oliver Cromwell himself ended up doing…

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  • The Fronde: The Absolutism Of Louis XIV

    The Fronde known in english and Le Fronde known as in french, was a series of civil wars that occurred in France between the years 1648 and 1653. Louis the XIV was in charge during this era and was making an attempt to check the growing power of royal government; its failure prepared the way for the absolutism of Louis XIV’s personal reign. The Fronde was a reaction to the policies that were started under the Cardinal de Richelieu, chief minister of Louis XIII from 1624 to 1642, who had weakened…

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  • King James II And The Glorious Revolution

    1.The documentary differs from the textbook in the sense that is provides more information about the personal aspect of his life and the flaws that James II made during his reign as the king of England. Also, it gives us an in-depth understanding of what actually lead to the downfall of James II and caused the ‘Glorious revolution’. Dutch conquest of England in year 1688 had profound implications not just England but the entire world. William of Orange who conquered England in 1688 brought in a…

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  • William Penn New World Analysis

    Experiment.” Before he did this though, he did many things back in the European countries. He had many failures but soon was successful in his own ways. Penn got his huge area of the ‘New World’ because King Charles II was in debt to Penn’s recently deceased father. To repay this debt, King Charles II gave Penn a charter to begin a colony in the huge chunk of the ‘New World’ that he had also just given him. After beginning his new colony, many settlers came from many countries in Europe…

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  • Why Was Charles Second Wrong

    Charles II (1630-1685) was King of England, Scotland and Ireland between 1660 and 1685. He was the son of the executed king Charles I. Charles I lost the second civil war, between the ‘royals’ and the long parliament. The leader of the parliament, in the civil war, was Oliver Cromwell. So, he came in power short after the execution of Charles the I. Cromwell dismantled the pulicchurch and he chose a strict and sober new course. For example, theathers were forbidden and adultery was punishable by…

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