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    The English Civil War was a turning point in English history and in the life of an ordinary country gentlemen, Oliver Cromwell. The English Civil War started in 1642 and ended in 1651. During those nine years, Oliver Cromwell rose in rank to the position of Protectorate because of his relationship with his capable troops and military skill in battle. While historians debate his role, Oliver Cromwell was an effective leader in trying to create a better England. Before the English Civil War of 1642 began, the king of Great Britain and Ireland was Charles I. Charles I and Parliament had many disputes over how money should be spent. This led to the dissolution of Parliament in 1629. Charles I now ruled by himself for eleven years. This is known…

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    1. The English Civil War is one of the most debated conflicts in history. It was a complete disruption economically, socially, and politically. The wars from 1640-1660 completely changed England. The king and the House of Lords lost their power, and England changed from a monarchy to a republic, among other effects. On the first page, the author describes the effects that the war had. It says, “Sometimes such other events have changed the occupancy or the powers of the throne, but the conflict…

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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…

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    There were numerous reason as to why the English Civil War began. One reason was that James I and the Parliament already were on bad terms with each other. James believed in an absolute monarch which frightened the House of Commons and the Parliament. On the other hand, Parliament had money that James needed yet they wouldn’t give it to him. This resulted in James suspending Parliament and consequently they didn’t regroup for ten years. When his son, Charles I, came to the thrown he already had…

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    Explain why the Civil War broke out in 1642. The civil war that took place in 1642 and was a turning point in British history; it was an outbreak of war between two huge powers which was the Parliament and the Monarch. The civil war that occurred from 1642 to 1649 in England was unique in that it pitted a monarch and his representative assembly against one another for the first time ever. Even more groundbreaking, the English Civil War culminated in the first ever trial and execution of a…

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    Investigation Wars are fought for a multitude of reasons - religion, revenge, ideology, resources - and even follow a procedure - a declaration that is authorized by a governing body that creates war between two countries. This legality assists in showing proof that one, the war occurred, and two, there was an agreement between the head of government and whatever governance of state that country holds. This keeps leaders from starting nonsensical wars that waste resources and destroy lives.…

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    3.) During wartime government took control of national economies and public opinion. Government raised taxes and borrowed large amounts of money to pay for the war cost.”Germany set up a system of forced civilian labor as well” (page 388). They also rationed food/other products and introduced other economic controls such as setting prices and forbidding strikes.”Total war meant controlling public opinion” (page 388). Countries kept the public from knowing complete casualty figures and…

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    Dr. George Bate’s account tells us, ‘Fearing…. that they would fall as sacrifices, under the bloody hands of Cromwell, packing up bag and baggage, about midnight they desert the town and secure themselves by flight’20 This was the final humiliation that Cromwell wanted to inflict. This was not the collapse of the Irish forces; however, it was the beginning of the end and from this moment forth, an Irish victory was not only unlikely but an Irish defeat was inevitable. Cromwell’s forces had…

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    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 during his reign of power of the country of England. During the English Civil War Oliver Cromwell was a strong soldier, but a deficient ruler of the people. Oliver Cromwell was no…

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    John Milton was a staunch advocate of liberty in all of its forms. It is intriguing to look at Milton’s involvement in the English Civil War and how those experiences affected his later works, especially his masterpiece Paradise Lost. John Milton was briefly involved in the Puritan Revolt, and in that time he defended the English citizens through his writing. Milton’s involvement mainly took place during the Protectorate when he served civil duties. Once he pronounced himself the ruler of the…

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