Key Events 1629- 1667

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March 1629
Charles I dissolves Parliament
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1630
Alexander Leighton was punished for attacking bishops in a pamphlet
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January 1632
Earl of Strafford (Wentworth) was appointed Lord Deputy of Ireland
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December 1632
Prynne publishes a book attacking the court for its plays and masques-'notorious whores'
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August 1633
Laud is appointed Archbishop of Canterbury
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February 1634
Prynne punished for writing the book Histriomastix
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September 1634
Chief Justice of the Common Pleas dismissed for opposing Laud's church reforms
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October 1634
Ship Money is collected in coastal towns/ Strafford imposes the Anglican 39 articles into the Irish Church
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June 1635
Ship Money extended to inland counties
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1636
Ship Money levies were imposed annually from this year
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June 1637
Case of Prynne, Bastwick and Burton
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July 1637
New Prayer Book to be used in Scotland-riots in Edinburgh
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November 1637
Trial of John Hampden/ 90% of ship money was collected
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February 1638
Scottish National Covenant was drawn up- those who signed it were sworn to defend the true religion
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November 1638
General Assembly of the Kirk abolished Scotland's bishops/ Charles sent an English army to Scotland
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June 1939
First Bishop's War
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April-May 1640
The Short Parliament
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August 1640
The Second Bishop's War/ Scottish army captures Newcastle
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October 1640
Second Anglo-Scottish Bishops' War ends with Treaty of Ripon/ 20% of ship money was collected
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November 1640
Charles calls the Long Parliament/ Impeachment of Strafford and Laud
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February 1641
Triennial Act
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May 1641
Strafford executed/ Act preventing the dissolution of Parliament without its consent
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June 1641
Tonnage and Poundage Act
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July 1641
Acts abolishing the Court of Star Chamber and the Court of High Commission
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August 1641
Ship Money Act/ Limitations of Forest Act/ Act prohibiting Distraint of Knighthood
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October 1641
Irish Rebellion
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November 1641
The Grand Remonstrance
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December 1641
Militia Bill
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January 4th 1642
Charles attempts to arrest the Five MP's
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January 1642
Charles abandons London
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February 1642
Queen leave England to seek foreign assistance
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March 1642
Militia Ordinance/ Commissions of Array/ Nineteen Propositions
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August 22nd 1642
Charles raises his standard at Nottingham
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October 1642
Battle of Edgehill- inconclusive first major battle
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November 1642
Battle of Turnham Green-Royalists march on London halted by London trained bands
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December 1642
Parliament establishes Eastern Association
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February 1643
Weekly Assessment Ordinance
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April 1643
Sequestration Ordinance
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May 1643
Compulsory Loans Ordinance
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July 1643
Excise Ordinance/ Royalists capture Bristol
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August 1643
Impressment Ordinance/ Solemn League and Covenant
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September 1643
Relief of Gloucester/ Cessation Treaty
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January 1644
Scottish army enters England
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July 1644
Battle of Martson Moor
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February 1645
New Model Ordinance
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April 1645
Self-Denying Ordinance
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June 1645
Battle of Naseby
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September 1645
Parliament recapture Bristol
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May 1646
King surrenders to the Scots
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May 5th 1646
The King surrenders to the Scots and is imprisoned in Newcastle
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July 1646
Newcastle Propositions
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January 1647
Charles handed over to Parliament at Holdenby House, Scots withdraw from England
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June 2nd 1647
Cornet Joyce seizes King on behalf of army
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August 1647
Head of Proposals/ Army occupies London
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October 28th- November 9th 1647
Putney Debates
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October 1647
An agreement of the People
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November 1647
Army mutiny at Corkbush Field
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November 11th 1647
Charles escapes Hampden Court but is recaptured and imprisoned on the Isle of Wight
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December 24th 1647
The Four Bills
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December 26th 1647
The Engagement
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January 1648
The Vote of No Address
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April-August 1648
Second Civil War
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August 1648
Battle of Preston
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November 1648
Treaty of Newport Negotiations
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December 6th 1648
Pride's Purge/ Rump Parliament Established
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January 1649
Trial and Execution of King Charles I
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February 1649
Act abolishing the monarch/ Act abolishing the House of Lords/ Leveller leaders arrested
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March 1649
Cromwell asked to lead expedition to Ireland
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April 1649
Digger communities established in Surrey
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May 1649
Act declaring England a republic/ Cromwell suppresses Leveller mutiny at Burford
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August 1649
Cromwell's Irish campaign begins
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September 1649
Parliament orders censorship of the press/ Massacre of Drogheda
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October 1649
Massacre at Wexford
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January 1650
Oath of Engagement to the English Republic instituted
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April 1650
Cromwell returns from Ireland
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June 1650
Cromwell appointed to lead army against Scotland
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September 1650
Battle of Dunbar/ Compulsory church attendance abolished
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September 1651
Battle of Worcester (Charles II escaped to France)
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October 1651
Navigation Act
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May 1652
Anglo-Dutch War begins
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April 1653
Cromwell expels the Rump Parliament / Council of State appointed
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July 1653
Nominated Assembly meets for the first time
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August 1653
Nominated Assembly voted to abolish the Court of Chancery/ Civil marriages legalised
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November 1653
Nominated Assembly voted to abolish tithes and lay patronage of church livings
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December 1653
Nominated Assembly reigns its power to Cromwell/ Instrument of Government
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