Essay on The English Revolution Of The 1640s

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The English Revolution of the 1640s was due to political and religious differences that originated during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I (1558-1603). These disputes were between Puritans and Anglicans and between the King and Members of Parliament. A civil war, regicide, and Restoration of the Stuarts in 1660 were the course of this revolution. The first person of the Stuarts dynasty was King James I (1603-1625). He was the King of Scotland for 36 years when he became King of England. He was the King of England after Queen Elizabeth I died. During King James I’s reign, an important piece of history occurred, The Hampton Court Conference. This event took place in January 1604. The reason it took place was in response to the Millenary Petition. This petition consisted of about 1,000 signatures, and had a list of requests involving changes of practices in the church. James I had a passion on this subject, so he decided to call The Hampton Court Conference(1607-1611). During this conference, Bishops and Puritans were invited. The Puritans demanded to reform the Church of England. Part of the discussions included, the church government, changes in The Book of Common Prayer, and a new translation of the bible. James rejected most of Puritan’s demands, and was firm on his decisions. He accepted the request of the a new translation of the bible. This led to a very important part of history, King James I’s version of the bible (1611). Due to James I’s ideas on religious policies,…

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