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Citizen
A person who lives in a town.
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Civil War
A war between two groups of people in the same country.
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Convert
To change, for example, your religion.
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Corruption
When something or someone is affected by bribery or another bad practice.
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Death Warrant
A piece of paper ordering someone execution.
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Dissolution
The act of officially breaking up an organisation. It is the word used to describe the time when Henry VIII closed all of the monasteries in England and Wales.
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Divine Right
The belief that kings and queens could do as they wished because they were appointed by God.
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Excommunicated
Expelled from the Catholic Church. A very serious religious punishment.
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Execution
The process of killing or beheading an enemy or convicted criminal.
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Gentlemen
Rich men, often dukes, earls or lords. They often own a lot of land.
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Glorious Revolution
The overthrow of James II by Parliament (led by William III) in 1688
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Indulgences
You could 'buy' these from a bishop. They helped a person pass through purgatory more quickly.
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Infantry
Foot soldiers.
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Musket
A type of gun.
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Musketeer
A soldier who carries a musket.
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Parliamentarian
A supporter of Parliament during the English Civil War.
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A war between two groups of people in the same country.

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Civil War

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To change, for example, your religion.

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Card 4

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When something or someone is affected by bribery or another bad practice.

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A piece of paper ordering someone execution.

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