a series of wars fought between Catholics and protestants in Europe
A King or Queen
a fleet of ships sent by spain in 1588 to invade England
settlement and control of the lands and others fornthe purpose of extracting recources
legal and military customs that ordered society in medieval Europe
any christian not belonging to the roman catholic or eastern orthodox church
the official church of england, headed by the monarch
a payment of one-tenth of persons earnings
a followernof the teachings of john calvin, a leader of the protestant reformation
the legislative body in england
to plunge suddenly under water and out again
a goverment that is controlled by people who live under it
the rights of a citizen, such as safety, protection from discrimination, and the right to vote
the great charter, which guaranteed the english people certian civil rights and limited the powers of the monarch
a king, queen,emperor, or empress with unlimited power
when two or more groups in a country fight each other for control of that country
to settle dispute, with both sides giving up a part of what they demand
a ruler who uses power oppressively or unjustly
careless and lavish spending, wastefulness
false and malicious statements against the monarch, which are considered treason
a literary work in which corruption, foolishness, or abuses are held up to ridicule and contempt
a device consisting of a wooden board with holes for the head and are, in which offenders were exposed to public scorn
a royal court where sessions were held in secret
a document affirming specific rights for English citizens
jewellery used but not personally owned by the Royal family
a supporter of Charles 1, derived from the French word Chevalier, meaning "horseman"
to take goods by force
wagons of supplies, as well as people, needed to support an army
a government where there is no king or queen, power rests with the citizens who vote to elect their leaders
a ruler with unrestricted authority
strict laws, often printed on blue paper
An act forbidding anyone except members of the Church of England from holding political office or entering professions
born of parents not married to each other; not recognized by the law as an heir
criminal court sessions
to give up or renounce
a form of government in which a monarch acts as head of state, but his or her powers are limited by a constitution

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