The Three Main Causes Of The English Civil War

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No king has ever been executed in England except King Charles. Why did it happen? The English civil war was not one war, it was many wars all over the country. There were many things that caused the English civil war to happen, but it was mainly for three reasons: Money, Religion and Power. There were two sides, the Parliament and the King. One big problem that King Charles had is that he could not rule the country without the support of the Parliament, so if for example he needed more money, he would need the parliament’s approval but it was the right time for the parliament to get some ideas of their own, and he did not want that to happen, so King Charles did not do any meetings. Money, one of the three reasons of the civil war. First,…show more content…
The King reacted not really that seriously. He made ship money illegal, but he did not want to reverse the changes he made to the Church. I think the King won the meeting because the ship money, he knew was going to end soon, but the Churches were not going to end soon. He also made an agreement that the Parliament and the king should meet every 3 years. The Parliament wanted to reduce the power of bishops, which of course meant that it would make England more Protestant. Charles did not like that change because he wanted England to become Roman Catholic and not Protestant. Power, in my opinion the most important cause of the civil war. The King said that he ruled the sea, all of the sea around England. The Parliament was shocked, he just said “I now rule the sea” without the Parliament’s permission or approval. The parliament could not do anything about it. After the Eleven Years Tyranny, the Parliament had enough. and wanted more power. The Parliament was represented by Oliver Cromwell, and he was not…show more content…
They made the nineteenth propositions. Which was a trigger of the English civil war. The nineteenth proposition were a list of commands that they made the King do. The propositions included: All affairs of state, including foreign policy, religion and finance must be agreed with Parliament, Laws against Catholics must be enforced, the Church must be reformed as Parliament wants… The Parliament’s requests were lengthy and there were many of them. King Charles was not happy at all. He was in a very bad place to be at that time, because he had to agree with them because he had no army to defend him. The King had no more choice than going away. For that time, he gathered an army made up of troops called Cavalier Soldiers. The soldiers did not have a lot of armour. So it would of been a disadvantage because it would of made them weaker. They had a sword, not a massive sword, a medium size sword that was sharp. This is good because it made the soldier more agile, and that comes in handy when you are in the middle of the combat with a solder holding a massive sword that is not that agile. But this does not mean it is very good, because it might break easily or it might not be as effective as a big sword. They had a big advantage with a musket. A gun that did not have a very long range, but still further than a sword. Having a musket in a battle where your enemies only have swords (see next paragraph) is a good advantage. But it could be a disadvantage
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