Unit 3: 17th Century England: Revolution or Civil War?
In this unit, we study the English Revolution, or rather several waves of revolutionary events between 1640 and 1688, which became an important inspiration for Enlightenment thinkers and for revolutionaries in America and France. The English Revolution was incomplete because it established a constitutional monarchy and not a republic. We analyze the differences between civil war and revolution, the political and symbolic significance of beheading the king, and the tremendously-influential documents the English revolutionaries produced.
Completing this unit should take you approximately 8 hours.
3.1: Origins of the English Revolution
3.2: Revolutionary Events
3.3: Revolutionary Ideas: Government, Citizens' Rights, and the Relationship of Religion and the State
3.4: Analyses and Interpretations
Unit 3 Assessment