Week 2 Jan31England

Week 2 Jan31England - 1. England under Tudors a. Ruled by...

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1. England under Tudors a. Ruled by Tudors i. “absolute” rulers ii. 16 th century b. Ends with Elizabeth because she had no children c. James I succeds her i. End of Tudors 2. Divine Right Monarchy a. The King acts out Gods will i. Everyone believed in this at the time 16 th -17 th century b. James I changes this i. He is answerable to god for his actions ii. He is the people’s “father” 1. Doesn’t want to be harsh, but will be if necessary 2. Less emphasis on raw authority 3. Parliament a. Made laws approved by King b. Well established by James I ‘s time c. 2 Groups i. House of Lords 1. The Nobles of the time 2. Bishops 3. The will of the aristocracy ii. House of Commons 1. Not peasants 2. Wealthy landowners without title of nobility 3. Wealthy merchants and lawyers 4. Kings’ Problems a. Religion i. Puritans 1. Most radical went to America under King James I 2. No distinct morals as compared to Catholic Church 3. Did not like ceremonies, rituals, or liturgy 4. Office of Bishop is not biblical 5. Bishops were representatives of the King, so the king wanted them. ii. Charles I
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This note was uploaded on 04/18/2011 for the course HISTORY 111 taught by Professor Popiel during the Spring '07 term at Saint Louis.

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Week 2 Jan31England - 1. England under Tudors a. Ruled by...

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