Charles I. How a King managed to turn two nations against him. Essential Questions . In what ways did Charles I cause the English Civil War? After Tuesday’s class you should understand the answer through three categories: social, political and economical. Activity .
How a King managed to turn two nations against him.
In what ways did Charles I cause the English Civil War?
After Tuesday’s class you should understand the answer through three categories: social, political and economical
Quest next week
Tuesday’s class is presentations / review
Wednesday or Friday is the Quest
Quest: Society in England prior to the English Civil War, Vocabulary, Causes of the ECW (this includes James I and Charles I)
Prime Minister Bosa: Quest on Wednesday or Friday? Multiple choice or Short Answers?? Think about it, I must know via email by the end of today (6 pm).
Because the bill was so narrowly passed, Charles thought that if he arrested the leaders of the bill, parliament would be on his side. Clearly there were still some people in parliament who supported him.
With 500 soldiers, Charles stormed parliament to arrest the leading MPs.
However, his scheme hadn’t been so secretive, and the 5 MP had escaped.
This move was in clear violation of the “Privilege of Parliament” so no arrests were made, only new enemies in Parliament.
In retaliation to Charles’s smooth move, open rebellions sprung up in the streets
Thousands of citizens armed themselves and surrounded Parliament. The leading MPs returned to their seats to the cheers of their peers.
Charles, fled London, went North to Nottingham, where he would have support.
The queen, Henrietta Maria, did her job… she brought the royal jewels with her, to help pay for her husband’s army.
In Nottingham, Charles raised his standard, effectively declaring war on Parliament.