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1. Indirectly, the conflicts over religion in England that began with Henry VIII, triggered Civil War in England in 1642 and led to the execution of Charles I in 1649.
2. What title was Oliver Cromwell, the leader of the victorious Roundheads in the English Civil War, given in 1653?
3. What religion was not only practiced by Oliver Cromwell, but also imposed by his new government on the people in the Commonwealth?
4. Cromwell's new government had two main objectives. The first was to "heal the wounds" in England caused by the events of the civil war. What was the second objective?
5. The formation of this group was an attempt to have a legislative body of "godly men" who were hand-picked by Oliver Cromwell to help run the new republican government of England. The name given to the group was satirically taken from one of the representatives, although it looks like they were perhaps stingy with money. What was it called?
6. Under Oliver Cromwell's strict rule, the activities of preachers and teachers was closely monitored.
7. Life in England changed dramatically under the rule of Oliver Cromwell. Which of the following statements best describes the changes?
8. Under the rule of Oliver Cromwell, attempts were made to abolish the celebration of Christmas. A family could be in a huge amount of trouble if they were caught cooking what traditional Christmas food?
9. In 1660, Charles II, the exiled son of Charles I, was asked to return to England as king. What is this event called?
10. During the Glorious Revolution, before William and Mary could become legitimate monarchs, they had to agree to several conditions. What document did they sign that reaffirmed the power of Parliament?
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