Tipo di esercizi
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Posizionamento,
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The Restoration of the monarchy
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Charles II
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1. Charles II was Charles I's ________; he had French tastes and loved France because he had spent his exile there.
2. When the monarchy was restored in ________ and Charles II became king, he established a court devoted to pleasure.
3. Theatres and taverns ________, and fashion and gossip replaced ________ debate.
4. There was a reaction to the Civil War and the Puritan Commonwealth which brought about a greater interest in the ________ world rather than a focus on the ________ life.
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Queen Anne
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A: Commonwealth
B: Anglican
C: Catholic
D: English
E: Scottish
F: House of Commons
G: 1702-1714
H: House of Lords
I: Popular
J: Rebellious
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Charles II's reign
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1. In 1662 Charles patronised an association of ________ and intellectuals: the Royal Society.
2. Nullius in verba (meaning 'on the word of no one') was the ________ of the Royal Society: it represented a challenge to the dependence of the old philosophy on authorities.
3. Robert ________, John Evelyn, Samuel ________ and Sir Christopher Wren were among its members.
4. The ________ affirmed their leadership and the newly elected Parliament, the so-called ________ Parliament, met in 1661.
5. The ________ of the regicides were exhumed and hanged, and a series of acts was passed.
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Charles II's reign: the Great Plague and the Great Fire
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Bubonic ________ devastated London in 1665 and in 1666 the Great Fire destroyed most of the buildings inside the City's ________. The ________ Sir Christopher Wren was asked to re-build the City and St Paul's Cathedral was his masterpiece. Charles II, who had a difficult relationship with Parliament, was helped by ________ to finance his projects. In the Treaty of ________, which he signed in 1670, there was also a secret agreement that would bring ________ back to Britain with the aid of France. When Charles died in 1685, the ________ of his Catholic brother James was assured.
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Samuel Pepys
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Samuel Pepys is famous for his Letters, where he recorded his life in Restoration London. It begins in 1650 and ends ten years later when Pepys thought he was becoming poor. The work is full of interesting details and includes historical events, such as the Big Plague of 1665 and the Great Fire of 1686.
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From James II to the joint monarchs
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A: James II became king in 1685.
B: James II immediately placed Protestant people in very important positions.
C: James's heirs were his two Protestant daughters, Mary and Anne, who were married respectively to the rulers of Holland and Denmark.
D: When James married Mary of Modena, they had a son. He was a Catholic and was to be the first successor to the throne before James's two daughters.
E: Parliament supported the male heir.
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The joint monarchs
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William of Orange was the ________ of James II's daughter, Mary, who came next in succession to the throne after James II's ________; Parliament wanted them to ascend the ________. In 1688 William of Orange arrived in ________ while James and his family fled to ________. In 1689 William III and Mary II became joint monarchs. This was a sort of revolution, but as it happened without any ________, it was known as the 'Bloodless' or '________' Revolution. During William and Mary's reign, many acts were passed paving the way to ________ rule in Britain and to a constitutional monarchy.
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James II's exile
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James II
A: was supported by the Catholics in Ireland and Scotland.
B: went to Scotland in 1689.
C: tried to seize control over the English Protestants who had settled in Ireland.
D: was defeated by William in the Battle of the Dover in 1690.
E: survived his wife by one year and was succeeded by Anne a year after the Act of Settlement was passed.
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Queen Anne's reign
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1. Anne became Queen in 1702: she was an ________ and Anglican ________ queen.
2. She attended the debates in the House of ________.
3. In 1707 the Act of ________ established that the United Kingdom of Great Britain replaced the kingdom of England and ________, with one Parliament in Westminster.
4. ________ remained separate and had its own Parliament, which ________ subordinate to Westminster.
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Queen Anne's reign
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At the end of the War of the French Succession, in which England was involved against Spain, the Treaty of Madrid was signed with France in 1713. The French had to recognise the Catholic succession and expel the exiled Stuarts. The French territories in America and the monopoly of the slave trade with Spanish America were given to England, giving rise to the British Commonwealth. When Queen Anne died in 1714, George I of Hanover, who was James I's grandson, inherited two kingdoms and twelve colonies.
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