Hist - Nov. 14

Hist - Nov. 14 - Class Notes Nov. 14th 14/11/2007 10:37:00...

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Class Notes – Nov. 14 th 14/11/2007 10:37:00 The Fall of the British Monarchies in Scotland and England (1637- 1641)    The Scots Revolt (1637-1640)   Prayer Book (1637)  - Charles imposed his own Anglican prayer book on Scotland - Response was an oath by the Scottish Called the ‘Scottish National Covenant’ (1638)  Bound oath takers to fight against popish innovations Said to be in the name of the King – but resisted his royal ministers Really was a declaration of war o Began the Bishops’ Wars The First Bishops’ War: (Summer 1639) Full scale rebellion – test of Charles’ abilities o Scotland was not a huge military power – but Charles would have to  fight this war without parliament o If he failed he would also have to fight in the South – resistance from  England as well Started out well, Scots were outnumbered Charles feels he could beat them with help from parliament Called the  “The Short Parliament”  (April-May 1640)  But parliament would not give more supply to continue fighting  the Scots, they feel Charles is untrustworthy  The Second Bishops’ War: (Summer 1640) Complete disaster Defeated at the Battle of Newburn  Enter England and occupy Newcastle o Charles has no choice but to call another Parliament or surrender
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o Called  “The Long Parliament”
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This note was uploaded on 04/21/2008 for the course HIST 204 taught by Professor Cowan during the Fall '07 term at McGill.

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