Unlike the American Revolution in 1776 and French Revolution in 1789, the "English Revolution" can actually refer to a few different things. It begins with the English Civil War, followed by the Republic of Oliver Cromwell, then, the Restoration and finally the Glorious Revolution. These are completely separate events that span 48 years. But, they hinge on the same theme of governmental change from an absolute monarchy to a Constitutional monarchy. So, think of them as separate steps that end with a Constitutional Monarchy in England.


Development of the rights of Englishmen

  • Oliver Cromwell and the execution of Charles I
  • The restoration of Charles II
  • Development of political parties/factions
  • Glorious Revolution (William and Mary)
  • Increase of parliamentary power and decrease of royal power
  • English Bill of Rights of 1689




CLIP ONE: TRIAL OF CHARLES I

CLIP TWO: EXECUTION OF CHARLES I

CLIP THREE: LIFE AFTER CHARLES I & THE REIGN OF OLIVER CROMWELL (**MP=MINISTER OF PARLIAMENT... LIKE OUR CONGRESSMEN)

CLIP FOUR: GLORIOUS REVOLUTION, WILLIAM & MARY, AND THE BILL OF RIGHTS