The English Civil War

In the 17th century, Parliament had become an important aspect in the political life of England. When King Charles I (r. 1625-1649) threatened the power of this institution with his more absolutist policy, it lead to a civil war which had a completely unprecedented conclusion. Catholicism was greatly feared and hated in England after the Reformation … Continue reading The English Civil War

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Elizabethan Religious Policy

Queen Elizabeth I (b. 1533, d.1603) was politically religious. She was the daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn. She became Queen of England after the the death of her half-sister, Mary I, in 1558. Elizabeth's religious leanings were based on what was best for the present political situation. She was a … Continue reading Elizabethan Religious Policy