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  1. V540 Constitutions School of Public and Environmental Affairs

  2. What’s wrong with this scenario ?

  3. Timeline for England • 43-410 Romans • 410-1066 Saxons • Death of Edward the Confessor\ • Invasion of William the Conqueror • 1066-1485 Feudal system prevails • 1215 Magna Carta forced upon King John • 1485-1603 Tudors accede to throne • King James of Scotland replaces Queen Elizabeth I • Gun Powder Plot • King James Bible published • Charles I accedes to throne • King Charles dissolves Parliament • Short Parliament in April/Long Parliament starts in November • Abolition of the Star Chamber • King Charles attempts to arrest five members of Parliament/Civil War begins

  4. Timeline for England • 1642 King Charles attempts to arrest five members of Parliament/Civil War begins • 1643 Royalists sign ceasefire • Parliamentary and Scottish armies defeat King’s northern armies • Parliament establishes the “New Model Army” and defeats Royalists • Oliver Cromwell’s Parliamentary army defeats royalists • Charles I executed at Whitehall • Charles II crowned King of Scotland/Cromwell defeats Charles II at Battle of Windsor • Cromwell appoints himself “Lord Protector” • Cromwell dies, succeeded by son Richard • Abolition of feudal tenures • 1660 Restoration of Monarchy to Charles II/ commences encroaching on personal property again • Great plague of London begins • Great fire of London destroys two thirds of city • Test Act excludes Catholics from office • Mary Stuart marries William of Orange (Charles I’s grandson) • 1685 Charles II dies/ James II accedes to throne

  5. Timeline for England • 1685 Charles II dies/ James II accedes to throne • 1686-1688 King James II turns on his own supporters • King James II (a Catholic) has son – accused of being false son • 1688 Glorious Revolution • “Bill of Rights” confirmed by Parliament • 1689 William III and Mary Stuart proclaimed King and Queen • William defeats James II in battle • 1694 Queen Mary dies