World History Ch. 4 sec. 3 part 2

World History Ch. 4 sec. 3 part 2 - AgeofAbsolutismEnglish...

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Age of Absolutism English  Monarchs Continued Glorious  Revolution
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The Restoration Charles II’s  rule (1660- 1685 is known as the  Restoration  because  Monarchy was  Restored. Charles II also restored  the theater, sporting  events, dancing, and  merrymaking in general.  All of these things had  been outlawed under  Cromwell’s Puritan  moral code.
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Restoration Continued Charles II, called the “Merry Monarch ,” was  unable to live on the money that Parliament  provided him.  Charles entered a secret  agreement with Louis XIV  of France.  Louis  promised to give Charles a lump sum of money  every year.  In return Charles agreed to become a  Catholic at some time in the future. The people of England did not know of the secret  agreement, but they did know that Charles was a  Catholic sympathizer .  They also knew that since  Charles had no child to inherit his throne, it would  pass to his Catholic brother James .
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World History Ch. 4 sec. 3 part 2 - AgeofAbsolutismEnglish...

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