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Charles I

1600-1649. King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1625-1649).

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Petition of rights

major English constitutional document that sets out specific liberties of the subject that the king is prohibited from infringing

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Long parliament

an English Parliament which lasted from 1640 until 1660.

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Short parliament

Parliament of England that sat from 13 April to 5 May 1640 during the reign of King Charles I of England, so called because it lasted only three weeks

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Cavaliers

a supporter of King Charles I in the English Civil War.

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Oliver Cromwell

an English military and political leader and later Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland.

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Commonwealth

an independent country or community, especially a democratic republic.

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Declaration of rights

document drafted in 1776 to proclaim the inherent rights of men, including the right to reform or abolish "inadequate" government.

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Monarchy

a form of government with a monarch at the head.

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Torries and Wigs

members of two opposing political parties or factions in England, particularly during the 18th century.