Today we have started the lesson remembering the things that Paqui said in the last lesson like the Triangular Trade and the Thirty Years War. After, Paqui has explained that Louis XIII had a hunting pavilion in Paris, but Louis XIV transformed it into a palace, the palace of Versalles and we have seen an interactive map of this beautiful and strange palace.
The palace of Versalles
After this explanation Paqui has said that the last point of Politic of this unit is the 'English Revolution' and we have seen a presentation of this part of the history. In 1648 Charles I tried to rule as an absolute Monarch without the control of the Parliament. He was decapited and the Republic was proclaimed. And he took the control of England. After his death, the Monarchy was reestablished in 1660 when Habeas Corpus were established.
The battle of Naseby (English Revolution)
Later Paqui has sought in Wordreference the meaning of 'Verdugo' that is executioner. After that we have seen the latin expression HABEAS CORPUS 'Tengas cuerpo' I have said before, which means that when a person was arrested they had to know why he, she has been arrested. This means the end of arbitrary arrests. Paqui has explained us what that it means with an example.
The Habeas Corpus
In this period the king was James II but he only reigned for 3 years. In 1689 William of Orange had to swear the Bill of Rights that limited the king's power. England was the first country to have a limited monarch. After this explanation Paqui has written some questions on the blackboard a series of questions of the 'English Revolution' to answer and understand better the lesson, Paqui has waited five minutes and we have checked them. At the end of the class Paqui has said that James can be four different spanish names. (Jaime, Jacobo, Diego and Santiago, like our classmate)
During the lesson we have added some new words on the glossary like:
·Hunting pavilion- pabellón de caza
·To behead- decapitar
·James II- Jacobo II
·To flee- huir
·To host- alojar
·Bill of Rights- Declaración de derechos
These are the things that we have done in this lesson, see you soon!