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Key learning points

  1. In this lesson, we will look at the ways in which Parliament tried to get revenge against Charles I once his personal rule ended.


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5 Questions

How did people react in Scotland to Charles I's religious reforms? (Choose two)
Correct answer: A bishop had to defend himself with pistols as he informed his congregation of the news.
Correct answer: Chairs, cricket bats, sticks and stones were thrown at priests as they read the new bible.
Many Scots accepted the changes, they thought it was new and exciting.
The Scottish immediately raised an army to try and assassinate Charles I.
Why were English noblemen reluctant to fight in the Bishops' Wars?
They agreed with the Covenant that Catholicism should be protected in Scotland.
They much preferred to stay at home where they could rest and not put their life on the line.
Correct answer: They worried Charles had grown too powerful and was wrong to fight protestants.
At what point should parliament have stopped protesting against Charles I?
Never! The king had broken the law and needed to learn of his mistakes.
Parliament should have stopped once Charles ended his personal rule and called them back.
Correct answer: When Charles agreed to remove ship money.
How much did Charles have to pay Scottish troops after the Treaty of Ripon?
Correct answer: £850 a day
£850 a month
£850 a year
How did the Earl of Stafford help Charles I?
By executing 8,000 Scottish Presbyterians.
Correct answer: By providing him with 8,000 Irish Catholics.
By providing him with 8,000 Irish Protestants.

5 Questions

Why did Charles I call back Parliament in Nov 1641?
Charles felt guilty about his 11 years of personal rule.
Charles missed the wise advise MPs used to give him.
Correct answer: Charles was in desperate need of money after paying off the Covenanters.
Who did the Long Parliament impeach? (Choose TWO)
Duke of Buckingham
Correct answer: Earl of Strafford
John Pym
Correct answer: William Laud
What did the Triennial Act do?
Correct answer: Make it law that parliament had to be in session at least once every three years.
Make it law that Parliament had to be in session at least once every year.
Make it law that Parliament would always be in session.
How did Charles try and prevent Strafford's execution?
By dissolving Parliament.
By hiding Strafford in Whitehall Palace
Correct answer: By refusing to pass the Act of Attainder.
How did Strafford's execution cause further problems for Charles I?
Charles became very angry with Parliament and imprisoned many of them.
Charles was glad as now he could control the Irish army.
Correct answer: It proved to Parliament the King could be pushed around.

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UnitHistory / Why did the Civil War break out in 1642?