The Stuarts History Quiz #1 - The Political Nation
The period of 1603-1702 saw a time of great political, religious and social change. 10 Questions.
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The Stuart period of British history relates to what period of years?
What does the term ''Political Nation'' refer to?
The King and his 'favourites' coexisting on issues.
The foreign policy attributed to the Crown.
The Crown and Court of the monarchy.
Members of society who influence how a country is ruled.
Which of these members of the Political Nation are not part of the Parish officials?
Overseers of the Poor
Which of these 'prerogative' powers are given to the King?
All the the below.
Foreign diplomacy, as Head of State.
Declaration of War and Legislation
Religion, as Supreme Governor of the Church of England.
Which of these forms of Crown income are approved by the Parliament?
Customs duties (Tonnage and Poundage)
What was the approximate population of England in 1603? (At the time there were approximately 120 peers and 20,000 gentry.)
What was the minimum requirement (annual income) to be seen as being part of the Political Nation; as this was needed to qualify to vote for one's local Member of Parliament?
20 shillings (£1)
40 shillings (£2)
80 shillings (£4)
What is meant by the term ''Great Chain of Being''?
An ordered society is set in place by God, in which everybody must accept their place.
It is a fatherly duty of those above others to look after interests of those beneath them.
A society controlled by men.
Political success was based on establishing a network of support.
The first Stuart monarch of England, King James I, was previously (prior to 1603) the sole ruler of which other country for 36 years?
He did not hold the power of King previously.
Although the landed gentry made up most of the Political Nation, which non-landed group of people began to grow in power; especially in the metropolis of London?
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