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Key Question 4 - What have we learnt so far?

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AS and A Level British History: Monarchy & Politics

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Key Question 4

8th December 2008

Jenny Greenwood & James Shelford

Why was the Rump Parliament Fragile?

Scottish:

What did Scotland want Charles to agree to?

Abandon Anglicanism and to take the Presbyterian covenant.

What was Charles hoping for?

That either the Royalist Montrose still fighting in Scotland or Ormonde in Ireland would have decisive victories which could give him an independent Royalist power base.

Why did Charles have no choice in the end but to accept Scotland's terms?

Because both of these were defeated he had to accept the terms of the Scottish Presbyterians and had to make a public statement opposing his fathers and mothers religions.

What happened at Dunbar in 1650?

Cromwell lead an army across borders in June, he achieved victory in September, his army of 3000 trapped by the sea (at a disadvantage) defeated the Scottish army of 10, 000. He then set about reducing the rest of Scotland helped by the divisions among the Scots, many of whom has only reluctantly taken up Charles cause.

The 'Third' Civil War:

What did Charles do in 1651? Why would Royalists not

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