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Gr 7 History Ch 15

Grade 7 History Ch 15 Review - Terms

TermDefinition
Celts, Druids the earliest known inhabitants of the British Isles; a special group of Celtic men who acted as teachers, judges, and priests
Anglo-Saxons the Jutes, Angles, and Saxons who conquered Britain
Beowulf the greatest Saxon poem
Norman Conquest William the Conqueror's victory at the Battle of Hasting
Domesday Book the compilation of a census ordered by King William which was completed in 1086
Plantagenet the line of kings started by Henry II
Magna Carta the document that clearly defined the ancient rights and privileges of the people which King John was forced to sign at Runnymeade
constitution rules for exercise and restraint of governmental power
Model Parliament representative government became a regular feature of English government
Book of Common Prayer a book of prayers to be spoken or sung
Puritans the group that wanted to "purify" the Church of England
King James or Authorized Version the Bible translation commissioned by James I and completed in 1611
Petition of Right the document that reaffirmed the liberties and rights which Englishmen had won in the past
Roundheads, Cavaliers those against the king during the English Civil War; those for the king during the English Civil War
Ironsides Cromwells' troops
Commonweatlth the name of England's government what lasted from 1649 to 1653
Protectorate the name of England's government set up by Oliver Cromwell in 1653
Whigs a group that arose in Parliament to oppose Charles II
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