The Personal Rule of Charles I

A quiz to test you on all the key info and dates relating to Charles I's period of Personal Rule. Includes prerogative taxation and religious reform, and also issues relating to Scotland and Ireland.

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1. How much money did the Distraint of Knighthood fines bring in?

  • 29,000
  • 170,000
  • 160,000
  • 68,000
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2. Ship Money was a traditional tax used on coastal counties in times of national danger. In what year did Charles extend it to inland counties?

  • 1635
  • 1645
  • 1633
  • 1638

3. When did Personal Rule begin?

  • 1625
  • 1627
  • 1629
  • 1628

4. How many years did Charles rule without the help of Parliament?

  • 7
  • 11
  • 16
  • 9

5. When was Thomas Wentworth sent to Ireland as Lord Deputy?

  • 1638
  • 1633
  • 1634
  • 1635

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