Politics 1485-1701

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Auld Alliance

1485 - 1590

Henry VII

1485 - 1509

Pardons northern Yorkists, Ends War of Roses, Clever finance, doesn't need Parliament.

Marcher Lordships/Attainder

1485

Henry VIII

1509 - 1547

Preoccupied with France, "The Great Matter"

England Allies with France

1528

Against Spain

Welsh Acts of Union

1536

Wales Assimilated

1536

War with Scotland

1542

War with France

1543 - 1546

Edward VI

1547 - 1553

Mary I

1553 - 1558

Elizabeth I

1558 - 1603

Western Design

1563 - 1658

Sidney Legal Reforms in Ireland

1565

Appoints presidents, shires parts of Ireland, imposes rents.

Defeat Spanish Armada

1588

Nine Year's War

1596 - 1603

James I

1603 - 1625

Flight of the Earls

1607

Leaves power-vacuum in Ireland, Plantations of Ulster and Munster.

Charles I

1625 - 1649

Personal Rule

1629 - 1640

Long Parliament

1640 - 1660

Set new precedent for Republicanism, did not sit during Cromwell as Lord Protector.

English Civil War

1642 - 1651

Royalists v. Parliamentarians, revolts against the crown in Scotland and Ireland, Charles beheaded.

London Coffee House

1652

Christmas Outlawed

1652

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector

1653 - 1658

Charles II

1660 - 1685

Act of Settlement

1662

Allowed Royalists/Irish-Catholics in Ireland to get back land that had been taken from them.

Habeus Corpus

1679

James stacks Parliament

1685

James II

1685 - 1688

Pro-french foreign policy, Catholic

Godden v. Hales

1686

Allows Catholics to serve as officers in army.

Declaration of Indulgence

1687

Religious Tolerance

William of Orange

1688 - 1701

Constitutional Monarchy, Triennial Act

Whigs and Tories

1689 - 1702