Charles I of England and English Civil War Essay

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HistoryPer.3 12/4/12

English Civil War “Word Splash” One day my teacher decided to take the class on our very own field trip. We took a trip to a Boston Museum which had facts about the English Civil War. Thinking of the idea seemed boring to me but I rather not be reading books all day or doing work. The bus drive was awfully long and tiring. I was so happy once we arrived.

The first person that we learned about was James VI of Scotland who later became James I of England. Apparently he became James I of England because Queen Elizabeth I died and it was passed down to him to take a responsibility. James was also the son of Mary. Queen of Scots. James was officially the new monarch of England. He made decisions on how he wanted the churches to be.

Beside James was a paragraph that listed information about people called the Royalists. The Royalists were supporters of the monarch. When I looked below there was more information but instead it was about the Cavaliers. The Cavaliers were an army gathered by Charles, they included nobles and landowners. I learned that the reason why they were called the Cavaliers was because they belonged to the king’s cavalry.

As we walked down the hall of the museum, we spotted a man named Oliver Cromwell who looked different from James I. Oliver Cromwell was a Puritan, he became the effective leader of England from 1653 to 1658. Oliver pushed for the execution of Charles because he believed Charles would continue to be a source of trouble until the day he died. Oliver was also a highly religious man. Cromwell believed that everyone in England