Which Was the Most Important Reason for the Outbreak of the English Civil War: -Tension Between King and Parliament -Religious Issues

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Assessment 3-Which was the most important reason for the outbreak of the English Civil war: -Religious issues -Tension between King and Parliament In 1625, Charles I became King of England and Scotland at the age of 25.17 years later, 1642, Civil war broke out in England between Charles I and members of Parliament. When Charles I became King there was already tension because his father James I had lots of arguments with parliament even suspending them in 1611. When James I next recalled parliament in 1621 it was to discuss the marriage between Charles I and a Spanish Princess but parliament were annoyed because they didn 't want the children to be brought catholic. James I believed in the 'divine rights of kings ' so he did not…show more content…
This was mainly a result of tension between parliament and the king because parliament where trying to force Charles into listening to parliament but it was making the opposite affect by angering him that he did not want to listen to parliament. On the other hand religious issues also caused a lot of problems there is still religious unrest but mostly the country is protestant and Charles honestly believed that people needed to be closer to god so he and Archbishop Laud began to make changes to the Church of England. However people took this the wrong way thinking that he was changing the country catholic and so it upset a lot of people especially puritans who were very against it. long term issues also affected how parliament reacted to it because of the tension caused due to Buckingham they were unwilling to approve of Charles ' main advisor in this, Archbishop Laud and also suspicions arose about him secretly catholic. This religious issue resulted in more tension between parliament and Charles because parliament who could see that the people where not happy with these decisions and were trying to change it but Charles believes he shouldn 't be argued with so is also no happy. Charles was both King of England and Scotland however the Scottish were very strict puritans so Charles introduces the new prayer book to Scotland (which is in some peoples opinion a very big
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