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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will learn about the Quakers, the Diggers and the Ranters - and the vicious backlash these groups faced in the 1640s and 1650s.


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5 Questions

Where was Charles imprisoned in 1648?
Buckingham Palace
Correct answer: Carisbrooke Castle on the Isle of Wight
Hampton Court Palace
The Tower of London
What did Colonel Pride do to Parliament on 6 December 1648?
Attacked 180 MPs
Killed 180 MPs
Knighted 180 MPs
Correct answer: Purged 180 MPs
What crimes was Charles I accused of committing on 20 January 1649?
Being a lazy, useless king
Correct answer: Being a tyrant, a traitor and a murderer
Being appointed by God
Being too harsh towards Catholics
What happened at the end of Charles I's trial?
He escaped
Correct answer: He was found guilty
He was found innocent
He was rescued by Henry Ireton
How did people in England react to the execution of Charles I?
Most people in England did not care that Charles I was executed
Most people in England were indifferent about the execution of Charles I
Most people in England were pleased about the execution of Charles I
Correct answer: Most people in England were traumatised by the execution of Charles I

5 Questions

What were the Society of Friends also called in the 1650s?
The Diggers
The Levellers
Correct answer: The Quakers
The Ranters
What did the Society of Friends think about the established Church?
They did not care about the Church
Correct answer: They disliked the hierarchy of priests and churches
They thought that sinning brought them closer to God
They wanted to become Bishops
The Diggers...
Correct answer: ...saw the world as a 'common treasury' for everyone to share.
...wanted to bring back the king.
...were admired by the ruling elites who they called 'King Property'.
...worshiped Gerrard Winstanley's cow.
The Ranters...
Correct answer: ...drunk, gambled and swore because they believed God wanted them to sin.
...supported Charles I in the English Civil War.
...were led by Henry Ireton.
...were the most popular sect in England in the 1650s.
What was Thomas Edwards' book Gangraena about?
The Execution of Charles I
The New Model Army
Correct answer: The Puritan sects that emerged in the 1640s
The Putney Debates

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UnitHistory / In what ways was Britain turned upside down in the seventeenth century?