This is a bundle of 2 power point presentations on The English Civil Wars and The Glorious Revolution. Together the total number of slides is 48. Each of the slides are editable so you can modify the presentations if you so choose.
The English Civil Wars stemmed from conflict between Charles I and Parliament over an Irish insurrection. The first war was settled with Oliver Cromwell’s victory for Parliamentary forces at the 1645 Battle of Naseby. The second phase ended with Charles’ defeat at the Battle of Preston and his subsequent execution in 1649.
Charles’ son, Charles II, then formed an army of English and Scottish Royalists, which prompted Cromwell to invade Scotland in 1650. The following year, Cromwell shattered the remaining Royalist forces and ended the “wars of the three kingdoms,” though Charles II eventually ascended to the throne in 1660.
The English Civil War was revolutionary in that it marked the first successful attempt in modern history of reversing the trend toward stronger, more centralized government. The parliamentary forces, the Roundheads, won the military conflict with the king and the Cavaliers. Executive prerogative was checked. The power of the purse was placed in the hands of the representatives of the people. The English Civil War opened the door toward a more representative and democratic government in the future.
Nearly 20 years after the start of the Civil Wars, Charles II finally returned to England as king, ushering in a period known as the Restoration. British history, and world history, would have been profoundly altered if Charles I had won.
Power point presentation #1 is entitled, British History - The English Civil Wars and contains 26 slides and covers the following:
Wars of Three Kingdoms
Scotland & Ireland
History of Rebellion
Roundheads & Cavaliers
The Grand Remonstrance
The Militia Bill
Moving Towards War
Civil Wars Begin
Drogheda & Wexford
The Protectorate Fails
End of Presentation
During the course of the 17th century, the political system of England changed from: the Absolute Monarchy of the Tudors to; a Constitutional Monarchy; then to the rule of Parliament.
Queen Elizabeth, died in 1603 bringing an end to absolute monarchies in England. The Tudors had ruled with the support of Parliament which dated back to the Middle Ages. Parliament was subservient to the kings under the Tudors. They found Parliament useful and kept it.
Absolute monarchs claim to be unlimited in power and authority, accountable only to God. A Constitutional Monarchy is a system of government where the power of the ruler is limited. Power is limited by law, by a Parliament or by a legislative branch; and ultimately, by the people.
This is a revolutionary principle that fundamentally challenges the idea that the rulers derive their authority directly from God.
Power point presentation #2 is entitled, British History - The Glorious Revolution and contains 22 slides and covers the following:
End of Tudor Absolutism
The Early Stuarts
James I & Charles I
Steps to Civil War
English Civil War
A Puritan Republic
Fear & Animosity
William & Mary
The Later Stuarts
The Hanovarian Kings
The Parliamentary System
End of Presentation
This is one of several power point presentations that I offer in my store on... British History.