The main aim of this report is to offer the reader a general notion of the most relevant events occurred in the seventeenth century, considering the political, social, religious, economic and educational aspects, as well as the artistic movements that reflected them.
The works of different authors have been explored in order to provide a wide perspectiveon the major events that arose throughout this polemic period.
Regarding the organization of the report, it is divided into the aspects previously stated in order to provide a further explanation of each of them.
The Stuarts followed the Tudors to the throne of England when Elizabeth I died without having children in 1603.
The Stuart period was a time of extremeswith religion and the dominant feature. The English Civil war ended the monarchy.
In all, there were seven Stuart monarchs (1603- 1714).
▪ James I
▪ Charles I
▪ Eleven Year Tyranny
▪ Civil war.
▪ Charles II
▪ The Restoration
▪ James II
▪ Test Acts
▪ William III and Mary II
▪ Joint Monarchy
▪ Act of Union
The following chartprovides a visual representation of the Stuart monarchs previously presented:
|Portrait |Name |From |Until |Relationship with |
| | | | |predecessor |
|[pic] |James VI of Scotland |24th July 1567|27th March 1625 |Son of Mary, Queen of Scots|
| |and |and | |and Henry Stuart, Lord |
| |James I of England |24th March 1603 | |Darnley. King of Scotland |
| | | ||alone, 1567—1603, until |
| | | | |inheriting the titles King |
| | | | |of England and Ireland, |
| | | | |including claimto France |
| | | | |from the extinct Tudors. |
|[pic] |Charles I of England, |27th March 1625 |30th January 1649 |Son of James VI of Scotland|
| |Scotland & Ireland | | |& I of England & Ireland. |
|| | | |He dismissed parliament. |
| | | | |This led to a Civil war. He|
| | | | |was executed. |
|[pic] |CharlesII of England,|30thJanuary 1649 |6th February 1685 |Son of Charles I of |
| |Scotland & Ireland | | |England, Scotland & |
| | | | |Ireland. In exile from 1649|
| | || |to 1660, during a |
| | | | |republican period of |
| | | | |government known as the |
| | | |...