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. What did Puritans Bastwick, Burton and Prynne criticise in the pamphlets they wrote?

  • Traditional hierarchy
  • Charles' Catholic tendencies
  • Laud and his bishops
  • The monarchy
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2. The Distraint of Knighthood applied to all men with a yearly income of over what?

  • £30
  • £40
  • £60
  • £50

3. How many times did King Charles I visit Scotland during Personal Rule?

  • Three times
  • He visited only once
  • Twice
  • He did not pay a single visit

4. In what year was Laud appointed Archbishop of Canterbury?

  • 1634
  • 1632
  • 1633
  • 1635

5. Which of these was NOT an effect of the attempted imposition of Laudian reform in Scotland?

  • Opponents of the Prayer Book formed a National Covenant to resist the changes
  • Scotland was brought into line with England's religious policies
  • Riots broke out in churches where the new Prayer Book was used
  • Led to the Bishops Wars


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