Personal rule vs Republican rule

  • Created by: I_H
  • Created on: 30-04-18 17:33

Personal rule vs Republican rule


  • Spearheaded by a figure - King and Cromwell respectively
  • Figures leading had distinct powers
  • Controversially dealt with issues in Ireland (Wentworth and Cromwell in Ireland)
  • Dissolved parls when didn't agree - fundamental structures didn't change, same elite in power


  • Uniformity of religion vs freedom of religion (Laudian practices vs Freedom Act, civil marriages)
  • Republican govt relied heavily on army (rump and MG)
  • Centralisation (King, privy council, personal rule) vs decentralisation of power (MG, abolition of monarchy and HoL and single-chamber govt)

Overall comparison

More similar than different - a return to the monarchy indicated this


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