The English Civil War

The English Civil War

Painting depicting a major victory for the Parliamentary (Roundhead) forces led by Oliver Cromwell.

Painting depicting a major victory for the Parliamentary (Roundhead) forces led by Oliver Cromwell. (unknown, Encyclopædia Britannica online)

English Civil War = Glorious Revolution

A series of wars between Charles I (Cavaliers) and Parliament (Roundheads). Charles I was an absolute ruler who wanted more power while Parliament represented the people of England. Parliament supporters won and turn English monarchy into the Commonwealth of England. It lasts for a couple of years but eventually the monarchy is retored.

Important because it led to the English Bill of Rights and reinforced the idea that the king’s power came from Parliament (the people), not God.




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