OCR GCSE History: Personal Rule to Restoration 1629–1660

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Personal Rule to Restoration 1629–1660

This depth study focuses on the main political and religious developments in Britain from 1629–1660. The aim is to give learners the opportunity to study in-depth a period of fundamental significance in British history.

Relationship between Parliament and Charles I 1629–1642

  • Reasons why Charles I called Parliament in 1640;
  • The Long Parliament’s criticisms of Charles I’s Personal Rule, including financial and religious measures and suppression of criticism (1629–1640);
  • Attacks on Laud and Strafford; events leading to civil war, including rebellion in Ireland in 1641, Grand Remonstrance 1641, attempt on the Five Members 1642, Militia Ordinance 1642, Nineteen Propositions 1642; divisions within Parliament 1640–1642.

The political and religious impact of war 1642–1649

  • Parliament’s attempts to reach agreement with Charles I 1646–1647 (Propositions of Newcastle);
  • Reaction of Parliament to the emergence of new religious and political groups, including Levellers, Quakers and Diggers;
  • Relationship between Parliament and the Army, including the emergence of the Presbyterian and Independent parties and the debate about settlement with the King; the execution of Charles I 1649;
  • Rump Parliament and the declaration of Republic 1649.

The nature and extent of political and religious change 1649–c.1660

  • Relationship between Rump Parliament and Cromwell 1649–1653;
  • Relationship between Parliament and Cromwell 1653–1658, including the Instrument of Government and rule of the Major Generals;
  • Humble Petition and Advice, and Cromwell’s response;
  • Attempts to reach a settlement September 1658 – April 1660;
  • Restoration of the monarchy, including the terms of Restoration c.1660.

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This module download also includes the following teaching resources:

  • Module 1 4th January 1642- Charles I Attempts To Arrest The Five Members (mp4)
  • Module 1 Causes Of The 1641 Rebellion (mp4)
  • Module 1 Causes Of The English Civil War (pptx)
  • Module 1 Charles I (pptx)
  • Module 1 Charles I Enters The House Of Commons (mp4)
  • Module 1 Charles I Slips Into Civil War (docx)
  • Module 1 Final Stages (docx)
  • Module 1 Final Stages (pdf)
  • Module 1 Growing Frustrations With Charles I (docx)
  • Module 1 Growing Frustrations With Charles I (pdf)
  • Module 1 Ranking The Causes Of The Civil War (pptx)
  • Module 1 Ranking The Causes Of The Civil War Student Sheet (pptx)
  • Module 1 Ranking The Causes Of The Civil War Student Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 1 Religion And Laud (pptx)
  • Module 1 Strafford Too Loud Cromwell 1970 (mp4)
  • Module 1 Why Did The English Civil War Start- (mp4)
  • Module 1 William Laud (mp4)
  • Module 2 Card Sorting Chart (pptx)
  • Module 2 Card Sorting Chart (pdf)
  • Module 2 Charles I Slips Into Civil War (pdf)
  • Module 2 Cromwell Levellers (wmv)
  • Module 2 Execution Of Charles 1 (wmv)
  • Module 2 Execution Of Charles I (mp4)
  • Module 2 Execution Of Charles I (wmv)
  • Module 2 Execution Of Charles I 2 (wmv)
  • Module 2 Execution Of Charles I Snowballing Ppt (ppt)
  • Module 2 Exemplar News Script (pdf)
  • Module 2 Exemplar News Script (doc)
  • Module 2 Factors For Sorting (pptx)
  • Module 2 Factors For Sorting (pdf)
  • Module 2 New Model Army And Political Radicalism (docx)
  • Module 2 New Model Army And Political Radicalism (pdf)
  • Module 2 New Model Army How Significant (wmv)
  • Module 2 Newscast Trial Execution Of Charles I (wmv)
  • Module 2 Presbyterian And Independent Parties (pdf)
  • Module 2 Presbyterian And Independent Parties (docx)
  • Module 2 The Digger S Song Chumbawumba (wav)
  • Module 2 The Treatment Of Quakers In 17th Century England Penn Case Study (pptx)
  • Module 2 Trial Of Charles I Everett Version (wmv)
  • Module 2 What Should Happen After The Execution Of Charles I (pptx)
  • Module 2 What Should Happen To Charles I (pptx)
  • Module 2 What The Rump Parliament Did About The Levellers (mp4)
  • Module 2 William Penn (mp4)
  • Module 2 William Penn S Holy Experiment Of Philadelphia (mp4)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii Chart (pdf)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii Chart (pptx)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii S Cabal (docx)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii S Cabal (pdf)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii S Promises (pptx)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii S Promises Wall Sheets (pptx)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii S Promises Wall Sheets (pdf)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii S Return To Power Chart (pdf)
  • Module 3 Charles Ii S Return To Power Chart (docx)
  • Module 3 Computer Task Sheet (docx)
  • Module 3 Computer Task Sheet (pdf)
  • Module 3 England Under The Commonwealth (pdf)
  • Module 3 England Under The Commonwealth (docx)
  • Module 3 Horrible Histories Charles Ii Meets The Man Who Tried To Steal The Crown Jewels (mp4)
  • Module 3 Interregnum In England- Republic Protectorate 1649-1660 (mp4)
  • Module 3 Return Of The King (pdf)
  • Module 3 Return Of The King (doc)
  • Module 3 The Restoration Information Sheets For Less Able Students (pdf)
  • Module 3 The Restoration Information Sheets For Less Able Students (pptx)
  • OCR GCSE History Exam Booklets (zip)
  • What Should Happen To Charles I (ppt)