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Final Exam Guide HIST 1500 - 01

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This is the final exam guide for History 1500, covering everything from Byzantium to the early modern period in Europe.
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History 1500 Final Exam Guide Byzantium and the Rise of Islam Empire at War  Justinian (527 – 565) Emperor of Constantinople o Wants to reunite east and west o Kicked Vandals out of North Africa  Gothic Wars (535 – 554 CE) o War to kick Goths out of Rome o Devastates the countryside and bankrupts Justinian  Sassanian Dynasty still warring in the east Justinian  Nika Revolt – Green v Blue; Jesus is divine and human v. he is only divine  Empress Theodora reaffirmed Justinian to quell the revolt  Tries to turn Constantinople into Christian capital of the world o Hagia Sophia built by Justinian Roman Law  Age of codifications – writing down and discussing laws  Corpus Juris Civilis – body of civil law; like a textbook o Digest – History of classical law o Code – The laws themselves  Institutions – How to teach laws in schools  Holds legacy for medieval and American law Trade & Politics  Prosperous urban life  Imperial control on the economy  Limits of prosperity on the lower class  Byzantine court is complicated & underhanded – think King’s Landing in Game of Thrones Eastern Church  Intelligentsia preserved, but philosophy of Greece is abandoned  Greek Orthodox Church  Language – After Justinian, no emperors spoke Latin; churches switch to Greek  Patriarch – Bishop of Constantinople is religious leader; under thumb of emperor  Iconoclasm – “Icon bashing”; worshipping icons is wrong Rise of Islam  5th & 6th c. Arabia  Tribal Society – Bedouins  Polytheistic with Allah as one supreme God over others  Ka’ba – meteor used as religious center of Allah Muhammad (570 – 632 CE)  Revelation that Arabs need to be monotheistic  Mecca and Medina  Hijra, 622 CE – Beginning of Muslim calander; Muhammed recognized as prophet  Conquering of Mecca (630 CE)  Becomes Islamic center after conquering Teachings  5 Pillars of Islam  Shahada (Testimony of Faith)  Salat (Praying 5 times a day towards Mecca)  Zakat (almsgiving)  Saum (Fasting)  Hajj (Pilgrimage to Mecca)  Jihad – Internal struggle to follow pillars as well as outward struggle to spread Islam Succession Crisis  Abu Bakr (573 – 634) and Ali (599 – 661)  Divide between who should lead after Muhammed fuels Sunni and Shi’ite feud Carolingian and Abbasid Societies Rise of the Carolingians  Tours, 732 – Charles Martel (686 – 741), a wealthy local lord, stopped Muslim expansion in Spain/France  Pepin the Short, son of Martel, wants kingship  Franco-Papal Alliance – Pope agrees Pepin should have royal authority, but he must help the pope get rid of Lombards in Rome  Pepin flushes out the Lombards and ends up giving the papacy all the lands he conquered Charlemagne (r. 768 – 814)  Great military mind and only living son of Pepin  Carolingian Conquests  Border wars gains land and power to the east and north  Expansion was critical to stability – Lords too busy fighting to turn against the king  Christianization – 20 year fight for Christian dominance, especially against Saxons Imperial Coronation  Pope Leo III seeks help from Charlemagne  After helping, the pope crowns Charlemagne emperor of Rome  Irene in Constantinople is offended at this, as she thinks she is emperor through Justinian Carolingian Renaissance  Palace culture at Aix-Chapelle  Classical renewal of art and architecture Age of Correctio  Intellectual circles created new grammar and corrected old texts  Carolingian rule – sending out laws and edicts everywhere  Missi dominici – Officials sent to enforce the new laws and edicts  He is rex (king) and sacerdus (priest) all in one Carolingian Society  Peasantry mainly farmers who’re disconnected from Charlemagne and his laws  Commerce and trade reviving and lively in this period  Evidence of global exchange – Abbasids, Vikings, global slave trade Abbasid Caliphate  Overthrow of Umayyads because of exclusivity  Umayyad’s become Caliphate of Cordoba  Baghdad is made new capital  Caliph has two roles:  Emir – Military leader and heretic smiter  Oversight – Uphold fair trade and law  Allows scholars to preach Islam instead of the caliph Abbasid Society and Culture  Inclusive of outsiders  Literary culture – “Arabian Nights” written during this time  Translation movement from Greek to Arabic  Bayt Al-Hikma (House of Wisdom) – believed to be a library or early school of some sort  Allowed circles of intellectuals to gather and discuss world issues Invasion, Feudal Relations, and Commercial Developments Age of Invasion  Muslims building caliphate and sacking most of the Mediterranean  Magyars – Roaming horsemen push into western territory, eventually settle down  Vikings transform northern European kingdoms with raids Viking World  We know about the Vikings due to Tacitus, Cassiodorus, and Procopius  Society o Runic alphabet suited for carving into stone o Unique religion and world view – Ragnarok, Asgard o Warrior class celebrated, but still had aristocrat (Jarls), farmer, and slave classes  Expansion o Reasons  Demographic overpopulation  Political push for kingship made losing factions leave or face death  Religious frustration with Charlemagne’s Christianization  Raided economic centers with little protection, such as monastaries  Their boats were revolutionary in their attacks as they were fast and could utilize shallow rivers to raid further inland than other boats could  List of attacks: o Lindisfarne, 793 – Northern English monastery o Nourmautier, 799 – French monastery o Paris, 834 – Carolingians can’t stop Viking advances o Seville, 844 – Spanish town under Caliphate of Corduba; Vikings caught and ransomed Political Effects: England  Invasions encourage unification and centralization  Alfred the Great of Wessex – Pushed back against the Vikings, created unified army, paid tribute to stop attacks  Danelaw gets adopted into Anglo-Saxon law  North Sea Empire gets formed under one king ruling over England, Norway, and Denmark Political Effects: France  Louis the Pious dies  Treaty of Verdun divides his land between his three sons  Local strongmen come together to fight off Vikings due to no help from Carolingians  Rollo (860 – 932) – Viking turned strongman to protect Normandy from other attacks Feudal Relations  Vassal – Pays fealty to a lord for protection  Lord – serves the interest of his vassals  May give his vassals a fief of land to work on for their loyalty  Public ritual  Homage from vessel to lord  Lord pays investiture into vassal  One complication is subinfeudation  Vassals held multiple lords with multiple loyalties, confusing things Agricultural Revolution  Technological advances with plows and animal power  Farming techniques revolutionized – 3 field system  Two fields are worked while one recovers its nutrients for the next season Peasant Life  Peasants all share everything  Serfs have more rights – can go to court, marry, own property  A population explosion begins, causing more people to move to the cities instead of staying on the manor Commercial Revolution  Cities grow dramatically because of urbanization  Economic development spurs as a result  Guilds connect tradesmen of the same craft all in one community Medieval Kingship and Rule Ottonian Empire  Eastern Francia  5 main duchies  Royal elections  Expansion under Otto I – Similar to Charlemagne Otto the Great  Military defeats Magyars and gains a lot of reputation  Feudal relations across a diverse empire through a papal alliance  Bishops are his vassals  Eigenkirchen – “Own Church”  Ottonian women mainly entered monasteries, building great images of Ottonian men  Adopted Franco-Papal ties  Otto takes the power of choosing the Pope Capetian France  Feudal competition from strong nobles  Royal brand – building distinct differences between noble power and kingship  Homage ritual with vassalage  King protects churches and the poor – used as an excuse to bring royal authority into lesser kingdoms and gain power  Succession – By luck or genetics, managed to always produce a son for many generations Anglo-Norman England  William of Normandy conquers England from Normandy  Feudal relations already present in England  Tenants-in-chief have one lord – prevents subinfeudation  Domesday Book – an exact measurement of all property in England; exact reasons are unknown  William’s sons push for more administrative kingship  English law becomes more prominent, mirroring Roman law  Challenges come up, such as succession issues as well as clashes of church and kingship Angevin “Empire”  Anarchy after William dies and Henry I died without a son  Nephew Steven gets crowned instead of Henry’s daughter Matilda  Henry II, Matilda’s son, strikes deal with Steven, he gets kingship after Steven dies  Henry marries Eleanor of Aquitaine, ex-wife of his nemesis Louis VII Family Feud and Feudal War  Henry II and his sons – Richard Lionheart, King John, etc.  John raises taxes to pay Richard’s debts, making enemies easily  Main foe is Phillip II  Feudal bonds broken by John start a war with Phillip Feudal War  John loses at Battle of Bouvines Monarchy and Feudal Negotiations  John and his barons  Magna Carta – John signs it against his will, Pope says it is illegitimate  Provisions of Oxford o Louis IX was gonna hear both sides, but ruled in favor of himself instead of the people Representative Assemblies  Gain power through growing urban centers  English parliament  French Estates General  Holy Roman Empire  German Diet Southern and Eastern Europe  Italy  Rise of city-states  German and papal wars  Medieval Russia  Byzantine turn towards eastern religion and culture  Administration – sons inherit parts of the kingdom from their fathers  Diplomacy becomes a big factor – marrying daughters off to western lords Church Reforms and Papal Monarchies Caesaropapism through the Ages  Constantine – Emperor had governance over bishops  Doctrine of 2 swords – Religious sword ruled better than the secular sword  Charlemagne – Crowned emperor by the pope  Otto – Ottonians intervene in papal politics 10th c. Church  Feudal lords often abused church lands due to their wealth and high office positions  Simony – selling of church positions for profit  Papacy most corrupt of them all 11th c. Church Reforms  Peace of God Movement  Grassroots movement from the people works its way from bottom to top  Papacy begins to take reforms  Benedict IX resigned and appointed a substitute, then took over later when they didn’t do a good job  Henry III – marches on Rome and appoints 3 popes because the first 2 get murdered  Leo IX took papal reforms on the road in Frankia to appeal to the people and get away from the assassins in Rome Papal Reforms  Deposed corrupt bishops and lords who were practicing simony  Requested that members of the church begin abstaining from sex  Requests that lord/vassal relationship be kept away from members of the church  Independence of imperial control – created counsel of cardinals to elect the next popes Investiture Controversy  Gregory VII comes after Leo dies – butts heads with Henry IV  Dictatus Papae – Pope’s authority over emperors  Concordat of Worms – new pope and emperor call a truce after Gregory & Henry’s deaths  Bishops can have separate church lands and feudal lands England and France  Henry II and Thomas of Beckett – Henry kills him to regain church power  John & Pope Innocent the III – Innocent interdicts England (countrywide excommunication)  John makes peace with the Pope after realizing he needed him for the war with France  Phillip II and Innocent III – Pope refuses a divorce for Phillip II Papal Monarchy  Innocent III  Papal bureaucracy  Fourth Lateran Council – Outlines proper church guidelines Crusades and the Translation Movement Relations before the Crusades  Umayyad expansion brought Muslims and Franks in close proximity  Jerusalem held both Christians and Jews  Mediterranean Sea is very active and dynamic encounters Building Tensions  Cordoba Caliphate begins persecuting Christians, pushing them north  Northern Africa breaks up into smaller caliphates; also persecute Christians  Egypt: Fatamid Caliphate  Al Hakim (r. 996 – 1021) massacred Christians in Jerusalem  Mediterranean rivalries  Sicily controlled by Muslims  Italian city-states take to seas for trade Byzantium and Pressures in the East  Seljuk Turks convert to Islam and push west  Leader takes the name of Sultan  Battle of Manzikert, 1071 – Byzantines crushed by the Turks Call to Crusade  Alexius I calls for aid from Christians brothers  Urban II, pope competing for power, likes this because it will legitimize him  Praised Frankish superiority, described Persian atrocities, Greeks need protection, the crusade will end feudal violence, and crusades will cleanse them of all their sins Pilgrimage Logistics  Risks: o Very expensive o Political risk o Death Crusade Realities  Popular response among peasants as well as lords  Peasant’s Crusade under Peter the Hermit  First Crusade (1095 – 1099) – Retake Jerusalem, massacre everyone Latin Crusader States  Defense focus due to lack of troops from Europe  Administration centered on leniency and diplomacy  Muslims happy with this  Arab alliances made or broke certain states Crusades  Second Crusade (1145 – 1149) – Absolute failure, Louix the Pious messes it up  Third Crusade (1189 – 1192) – Richard strikes treaty with Muslims  Albigensian Crusade (1209 – 1229) – Ordered by Innocent III to persecute heretics Spanish Reconquista  Cordoba Caliphate and Al-Andalus  Islamicization  Mozarabs – “Christian subjects of the muslims”  Jews become translators and copiers  Shifting borders ends in 1942 w/ Ferdinand and Isabella Translation Movement  Islamic libraries and schools become popular  Translation teams fiercely productive  Texts  Science and math perfected in this era  Philosophy more controversial of challenging Allah Translation Movement Westward  Gerbert of Aurillac (d. 1003) – Redefined mathematics  Gerard Cremana (1114 – 1187) – Translation workshops  Adelard of Bath (c. 1180 – 1152) – Balances philosophy with religion 12th c. Renaissance and the Rise of Universities Material Culture  Cuisine by the 14th c.  Spices and foods from India make their way over  Drinks and alcohol started popping up  Textiles came over such as silk 12th c. Renaissance  Literacy changes  1050: 1% of population can read  In next 40 years half the men in urban centers can read  Monastic schools useful for learning, but very exclusive  Limitations on who can get in and what you can learn  Reforms to withdraw from all this new wealth o Cistercians wanted to escape urban life o Bernard of Clairvaux (1090 – 1153) Cathedral Schools (1050 – 1153)  Development associated with secular church to train clergy  Spread rapidly across Europe  Format  Master  Lectures on spiritual authority  Disputations – debates using logic Rise of Scholasticism  Peter Abelard (1079 – 1142) – Arrogant intellectual  Dialectic – Medieval idea of logic and reason  Speculative theology and scholasticism  Sic et Non – “yes and no”; book of theological questions with no answers  Peter Lombard’s Sentences same as Sic et Non but with answers Legal Renaissance  Secular law  Corpus Juris Civilis  Systematic approach  Canon law  Gratian’s Decretum – Representative of streamlining old documents and evolve bureaucracy Rise of Universities  Universitas – guilds for intellectuals  Bologna, 1158 – student guild  Salerno  Paris, 1200 – center of theology University Life  Studies begin around age 15  Education focused on liberal arts  Degrees after 5 years  Invlusivity  Expensive  Women not allowed in universities until 19th c.; privately tutored by men  Urban relations – students cause a lot of tension Scholastic Synthesis  Aristotelian Corpus  Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274)  Thomism – Synthesis of Christian theology and aristotilian philosophy  Natural order  Grace made us better as people 12th c. Renaissance  Vernacular language really takes off  Chansons de geste  Troubadors – singers of courtly love Crisis in the Later Middle Ages New Piety and New Order  Holy family and humanization of Christ  Mendicants took vows of poverty and preached to the people  Dominicans descended into crowds to appease the impoverished with sermons  Franciscans believed luxury was a sin and emphasized charity Alternative Devotions  Women focused on being mendicants and were believed to hold a mystic connection with God  Eucharistic veneration Avignon Papacy (1309 – 1378)  Philip IV wants to tax churches  Boniface VIII’s Unam Snactam states the Pope’s superiority over secular rulers  Philip captures and beats Boniface to death; Papacy moves to Avignon  Babylonian Captivity – Avignon “kidnapped” the papacy; sides were drawn Great Schism (1378 – 1414)  Return to Rome, Pope immediately died  Chaos descends as two rival popes fight for power  Conciliation movement brought to resolve the pope fights  Counsel of Constance (1414 – 1418) – Translate scripture to local languages Protests and Challenges  Anti-Clericalism rises among the people  John Wycliff (1320 – 1384) – Translate scripture to local languages  Ethics of Salvation – if you aren’t ethical, you can’t reach salvation  Jon Hus (1369 – 1415) – Egalitarian; burned as a heretic  Modern devotion  Clerics and laymen  Imitation of Christ Intellectual Shift  Scholastic synthesis  Condemnation of 1277 denounces reason, saying it was diluting God’s image  William of Ockham – God’s power was unlimited and not bound by reason  Truth isn’t necessary for everything; allows focus on God’s power Black Death  Famine  25% of European population wiped out  Collapsed medieval society  Government gained power and authority through disaster relief Eastern Pressures  Mongolian expansion o 1206: Genghis Khan o Lightning strikes by horse archers  Ottoman expansion  Turks and Mongols lead attacks against Byzantium  Mehmed II (1451 – 1481) uses cannons to capture Constantinople; ends Byzantine Empire The Renaissance Hundred Years’ War (1337 – 1453)  Long term causes:  England/France tensions going back to 1066  Short term causes:  Succession crisis in France; only male in the line was the king of England  French use Salien Law to prevent Edward III from being both king of England and France  Early battles favored the English  Longbow advantage  Later battles turn towards the French  Joan of Arc (1412 – 1431)  War technology – cannons and artillery changed warfare  French win the war, begin a budding sense of nationalism Renaissance Italy  Rise of republicanism  Florence  Cosimo de’ Medici (1389 – 1464) – governs Florence under a republican façade  Lorenzo the Magnificent (1469 – 1492) o Cosimo’s son who blows all the family’s money on himself o Ends Medici rule of Florence  Venice o Cosmopolitan (internationally accepting) o Overseas colonies lead to a rise in slavery and Greek influence into Europe o Government – Doge elected for life Principalities  After Avignon  Papal princes  Dynastic control – using family for political power o Pope Alexander VI (1492 – 1503)  Julius II “Warrior Pope” used his army in war  Lose touch of what the title of Pope represents Renaissance Rome  Take great patronage of the arts in Rome  Leo X recreated Rome with Renaissance arts – Remastered the Basilica Renaissance Family  Patriarchal family  Marriages mostly political; large gaps between husbands and wives  Death in childbirth and infant mortality rate very high Intellectual Shifts  Humanism – emphasis on civic duty and ethics  Philology and Rhetoric  Francesco Petrarch – You can persuade men to be good  Lorenzo Valla – Opens eyes of historians to truth behind medieval history Philosophy and Religion  Neoplatanism resurges to connect material to the divine  Hermeticism becomes a popular way to reach enlightenment  Pantheism – God is in all of nature, including humans  Loops back to humanism; if God is in humans, then human actions are divine Ethics and Education  Civic humanism  Education developed the humanities into what we know them as today  Renaissance man and woman focused on  Leon Battista Alberti – expert on almost anything through his wide education Renaissance Science  Astronomy one of largest advancements  Nicolaus Copernicus (1473 – 1543)  Galileo Galilei (1564 – 1642)  Visual theory  Linear perspective: the way 3d paintings are created on 2d canvases  Printing press provides launch points for new ideas to a wide audience The Reformation Early Modern State  Italian Wars (1494 – 1530)  Prerequisites to power change  Standing army  Tons of money  More organization than a city-state system can provide  Modern political theory  Niccolo Machiavelli wrote rules on what a prince should be, titled “The Prince” Monarchies on the Rise  State system  Military foundational to rule  Taxation necessary to fund large states  Kings squelch the power of popular assemblies as monarchies rise  Aristocracy also put down to not pose a threat  Ambassadors become prominent in gathering intel to gain information on foreign states Foundations for Reformation  Anti-clericalism was on the rise before Martin Luther entered the scene  Millenarian Thinking: Concerns on the apocalypse  Christian humanists argued ethics were more important than religion  The printing press spread these new ideas to a larger audience  Protestants pick up on the printing press more than Catholics do Martin Luther  Background  Son of a miner who wanted Martin to be a lawyer  Martin educated well at university  Took religious vows after a lightning strike near him Lutheran Theology  Sin and salvation  Concern of penance  Didn’t believe in Theology of Works  Justification by faith alone – no penance needed to get into heaven Lutheran Revolt  Friar Tetzel starts collecting indulgences for the building of a church  Luther responds by nailing his 95 Thesis on the castle door  Church hierarchy threatened by Luther’s teachings  If anyone can command their own faith, priests weren’t needed Politics of the Reformation  Territorial Princes contributed greatly to Luther’s success  Frederick of Saxony protected Luther many times  Imperial Diet of Worms, 1521 – Luther tried by church; Frederick kidnaps him for his safety Appeal of Luther’s Message  Urban classes more literate and wanted funds diverted to themselves instead of church  Women took his message as a sexual revolution  Luther did NOT want women to be included, however  Peasants saw Luther’s message as a way to attack political complaints German Peasants’ War (1524 – 1525)  Demand country convert, self-governance, and loss of power for nobles  Luther hates the peasants and their message, calls for them to be put down Lutheran Success  Charles V defeated  Religious peace of Augsburg (1555)  “He who owns the land decides the religion” Diversity of Protestantism  Zurich  Novel reforms on scripture and iconography  Geneva  John Calvin (1509 – 1554)  City of God where leaders work together for a Christian community  Predestination – certain people were born to get into heaven  The Elect – those thought to be provided salvation  People acted orderly to try and become part of the elect Age of Exploration English Reformation  Henry VIII divorced his wife to gain an heir, creates his own church to do this  Act of Supremacy  Elizabethan Settlement – you go to church, but what you do at home is your own thing Catholic Reformation  New order: soldiers of God  Jesuits  Reforms  Inquisitions  Council of Trent – defended Catholic Church from all the accusations of Protestants Africa  Sub-Saharan Africa  Before Europe existed strong African empires like Mali and Ethiopia European Exploration  New technology  Caravel – Portuguese ship that worked on both Atlantic and Mediterranean  Compass  Astrolabe – Determines latitude Portuguese Explorers  Henry the Navigator – King that backed exploration trips  Colonies in Africa  Settler colony  Plantation colony Asia before Europe  Muslim travelers  Ming China Portuguese in Asia  Trading posts only thing available  Factories – kept things smooth with locals  Spice market very profitable  Eastern influence on the west Americas  Before Europe was a culturally diverse land with Aztecs, Mayans, and Incans  Aztecs o Capital: Tenochtitlan o Emphasized warfare o Sacrifices necessary for religion  Incans o Capital: Cuzco o Road networks set up o Many weaknesses European Voyages  Christopher Columbus (1451 – 1506)  Nautical Reckoning called into question  Royal sponsorship from Isabella of Spain The New World  Competition heats up  Treaty of Tordesillas (1494) – Cuts up territory in the Americas European Conquest  Fall of Aztecs and Incans  Conquistadors – lower nobles who needed wealth for their family name  Spanish Crown also incredibly interested  Christianization  Requerimiento – “Locals can covert or die” pamphlet handed out Transplanting European Culture  Governance  Encomienda – Estates with slave labor for Spanish profit  Christianity mixed with local religion to create hybrids  The cross’ image becomes misrepresented by natives Global Systems  Columbian exchange  Slave trade emergence from Africa Absolutism Intellectual Conflicts  Aristotelian System challenged by New World discoveries  Christian system  Origin story doesn’t make sense  Issue of dealing with new world people  2 Theories: o They’re subhuman – justified massacres o They’re innocent – opposes dehumanization of natives  Cultural relativism – maybe we aren’t the greatest country in the world  “A man with a beard will look down on those without facial hair as not being a true man” Early Modern Society  Population finally recovering from the plague  Urban boom  Significant issue with poverty Economic Turmoil  Price revolution with New World gold flooding the market  Weakened governments due to financial instability  Religious difference associated with this turmoil  Fanatic – religious extremist French Wars of Religion (1560 – 1598)  Huguenots take a lot of violence for their religion  St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre (1572)  Edict of Nantes – Huguenots can form their own state Catholic Spain  Phillip II  Spain and England have a rocky relationship  English privateers sack the coast of Spain  Spanish Armada defeated by English navy, less than half make it back to Spain Rise of Absolutism  Hobbes’s Leviathan  “Sole legislator”  Divine right protects kings’ right to rule Absolute Rule in France  Louis XIII too young to rule, had Cardinal Richeliue rule in his stead  Cardinal Richeliue contributed to rise of French Absolutism  Reigns in the nobles  Controls or shuts down Parlements  Increases number of intendants (royal officials) One King, One Law, One Faith  Louis XIV ruled alongside his minister  Extends royal influence  Tax reforms  Mercantilism – finite wealth in the world, must control a majority of it  Religion followed royal decree; French protestants shut down by army Culture of Absolutism  Royal patronage  Versailles  Baroque style palace  Cultural center Warfare (1667 – 1714)  Purposes  Territorial expansion  Dynastic influence  Results o Balance of powers switches to alliances o Financial crisis Rejection of Absolutism  Great Britain  Parliament holds taxes, causes problems for rulers Stuart kings  Financial woes  Divine Right rhetoric  Religious tensions English Civil War  Charles I  Personal Rule – 11 years never using parliament  New Model Army – Protestant Army decimates royalists  Charles executed – first king executed by the people


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