What happened in the year 1648?

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What happened in the year 1648?


Q. When was the Battle of Nantwich?

January 25, 1644 – Jan

Q. Where did the Battle of Nantwich take place?


The Battle of Nantwich proved to be a decisive victory for the Parliamentarians in The English Civil War (1642-1646). Nantwich was then Cheshire’s second major town and of importance due to its strategic position on the road to Chester.

Q. How many people died in the English Civil War?

The English conflict left some 34,000 Parliamentarians and 50,000 Royalists dead, while at least 100,000 men and women died from war-related diseases, bringing the total death toll caused by the three civil wars in England to almost 200,000.

Q. What events happened in 1646?


  • February 16 – The Battle of Torrington in the south west of England, the last major battle of the First English Civil War, gives a decisive Parliamentary victory over the Royalists.
  • February 28 – Roger Scott is tried in Massachusetts for sleeping in church.

Q. What did the Levellers want?

The Levellers were a political movement during the English Civil War (1642–1651) committed to popular sovereignty, extended suffrage, equality before the law and religious tolerance.

Peace of Westphalia, European settlements of 1648, which brought to an end the Eighty Years’ War between Spain and the Dutch and the German phase of the Thirty Years’ War. The treaty of October 24, 1648, comprehended the Holy Roman emperor Ferdinand III, the other German princes, France, and Sweden.

Q. What happened in the year 1649?

In London, King Charles I is beheaded for treason on January 30, 1649. As a leader of the New Model Army in the second English civil war, Cromwell helped repel the Royalist invasion of Scotland, and in 1646 Charles surrendered to a Scottish army. …

Q. Which kings were executed?

Pages in category “Executed monarchs”

  • Abdullah bin Saud Al Saud.
  • Abu ‘l-Asakir Jaysh ibn Khumarawayh.
  • Athittayawong.
  • Adonizedek.
  • Hain Ahmed Pasha.
  • Aioulf.
  • Alexandru Cornea.
  • Alexios V Doukas.

Q. How many English kings have been executed?

Including Scottish monarchy, a total of 17 monarchs in the British Isles have been murdered, assassinated or executed away from the battlefield, making it a very dangerous job indeed.

Q. What famous event happened in 1649?

January: Execution of Charles I. The only time in British history that a reigning monarch is executed by his own people. Charles approached his death with beatific fortitude.

Q. What happened in the year 1653?

March 14 – A Dutch fleet defeats the English in the Battle of Leghorn; the Dutch commander, Johan van Galen, later dies of his wounds. April 20 – Oliver Cromwell expels the Rump Parliament in England. June 12–13 – First Anglo-Dutch War: The English navy defeats the Dutch fleet in the Battle of the Gabbard.

Q. What was going on in 1676?

1676. February: The Mohawk launch a surprise assault against Metacomet, a turning point in King Philip’s War. August 22: King Philip’s War ends in the English colonies when the Indigenous peoples surrender and leaders Metacomet and Anawan are killed. Conflict continues in the northern theater (Maine and Acadia).

Q. Which English king had his head chopped off?

King Charles I

Q. Where is Charles buried?

St George’s Chapel, Windsor, United Kingdom

Q. Who was King in 1666?

Charles II

Q. What country did Oliver Cromwell rule?

Oliver Cromwell, (born April 25, 1599, Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England—died September 3, 1658, London), English soldier and statesman, who led parliamentary forces in the English Civil Wars and was lord protector of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1653–58) during the republican Commonwealth.

Q. What did Oliver Cromwell ban?

He allowed greater religious freedom for Protestants, but introduced a string of ‘moral’ laws to ‘improve’ people’s behaviour which banned the theatre and bear-baiting, and forbade people to drink or celebrate Christmas, among other things.

Q. Did Cromwell really ban Christmas?

Although Cromwell himself did not initiate the banning of Christmas, his rise to power certainly resulted in the promotion of measures that severely curtailed such celebrations.

Q. How did Cromwell treat the Irish?

Cromwell imposed an extremely harsh settlement on the Irish Catholic population. This was because of his deep religious antipathy to the Catholic religion and to punish Irish Catholics for the rebellion of 1641, in particular the massacres of Protestant settlers in Ulster.

Q. What was banned in Puritan England?

During the Puritans’ rule of England, celebrating on 25 December was forbidden. Singing yuletide songs then was a political act, writes Clemency Burton-Hill.

Q. What religion are Puritans today?

The Puritans were English Protestants in the 16th and 17th centuries who sought to purify the Church of England of Roman Catholic practices, maintaining that the Church of England had not been fully reformed and should become more Protestant.

Q. Did the Puritans Cancel Christmas?

Victorious against the king, in 1647, the Puritan government actually canceled Christmas. Not only were traditional expressions of merriment strictly forbidden, but shops were also ordered to stay open, churches were shut down and ministers arrested for preaching on Christmas Day.

Q. Why did the Puritans leave England?

The Puritans left England primarily due to religious persecution but also for economic reasons as well. England was in religious turmoil in the early 17th century, the religious climate was hostile and threatening, especially towards religious nonconformists like the puritans.

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