1603 - Elizabeth I dies, James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England.
1605 - Gunpowder plot.
1625 - Death of James I. Charles I becomes king.
1642 - English Civil War starts.
1644 - Battle of Marston Moor.
1645 - Battle of Naseby.
1649 - Charles I exectued. Oliver Cromwell rules England as Lord Protector.
1658 - Death of Oliver Cromwell. His son Richard Cromwell takes over as Lord Protectorbut resigns after 18 months.
1660 - Charles II becomes King of England. England is a monarchy once more.
1665 - Great Plague.
1666 - Great Fire of London.
1685 - Charles II dies. His brother James II becomes king.
1688 - James II is kicked off English throne. His daughter Mary and her husband William of Orange become joint rulers of England.
1694 - Death of Mary II.
1702 - Death of William of Orange. Mary's sister Anne becomes Queen of England.
1707 - Act of Union with Scotland.
1714 - Death of Queen Anne. George I of Hanover (in Germany) becomes king.
The House of Stuart
Name of King/Queen | Date as ruler of Britain
King James I | 1603 - 1625
King Charles I | 1625 - 1649
King Charles II | 1660 - 1685
King James II | 1685 - 1688
Queen Mary and King William | 1689 - 1702
Queen Anne | 1702 - 1714
King George I | 1714 - 1727
King George II | 1727 - 1760
6 Facts about the English Civil War
1 - Civil War is a war within the same country.
2 - English Civil war started in 1642. Ends in 1649. It is 7 years long.
3 - Fought between the King and Parliament.
4 - Supporters of King known as Royalist of Cavaliers.
5 - Supporters of Parliament known as Parliamentarians or Roundheads.
6 - Parliment won!
Social Life in 1650's
Banned by the Puritans | Reasons for its ban
Playing Football on a sunday. | It distracted you from God.
Getting hair cut or beard trimmed on a sunday. | "
Mending a dress on a sunday. | "
Walking to the next village on a sunday. | "
Using a boat, ferry, barge, horse or coach. | "
Dancing, singing or playing an intrument. | "
Selling goods on a sunday. | "
Walking for no reason. | "
Social Life in 1650's Cont.
Banned by the Puriatans | Reasons for its ban
Swearing. | Blaspheming.
Being in a tavarn,tobacco house, | It was a sin towards God.
shop or sending for alcohol.