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. 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?

  • 1633
  • 1635
  • 1645
  • 1638
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2. When was Thomas Wentworth sent to Ireland as Lord Deputy?

  • 1638
  • 1635
  • 1633
  • 1634

3. Which of these was NOT one of Laud's aims?

  • To improve the state of Church buildings
  • To bring order and uniformity to the Church
  • To make churches plainer and simpler
  • To raise the status of the clergy

4. Initially, how much money was Ship Money bringing in per year?

  • 275,000
  • 200,000
  • 350,000
  • 150,000

5. What brought the Personal Rule to an end?

  • Charles establishing a new Parliament
  • Charles met with the Scottish Parliament
  • Charles' calling of the Short Parliament
  • Charles' calling of the Long Parliament


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