How did the Protestant Reformation shape the later European social and political events that followed? Consider the 16th and 17th-century witchcraft trials, the 30 Years War, and the English Civil War.
thesis part 4; Overall, the protestant reformation greatly impacted the political and social events coming after it, it started out trying to reform the Roman Catholic Church and ended up creating the Protestant church; started out as a religious movement and moved on to effect the rest of europe's social and political history to follow.
Thesis 3; The Protestant Reformation shaped the english civil war politically and socially in that the parliament and the king were rivals and were going against each other; the religious portion of it was anglican puritans against old catholicism so the protestant reformation pretty much caused the whole war because it split up the sides and made the rivals go against each other.
NTK 4: The English Civil War was a series of conflicts. These armed conflicts were between the two groups of the Parliament and the Royalist. One of the main causes that resulted in the Civil War was the reign of James the first. He believed in that the king had the ultimate power and that no one had the right to disagree and he excepted all to agree with him. Another thing that affected the outcome was the fact at one point James had thought of having his son marry the Spanish princess.
thesis 2; The protestant reformation caused the 30 years war because the war was all about the struggle between the Catholic and Protestant forces and power, then the war was kept going by the political conflicts and Denmark, Sweden, and Spain mainly ran the war after that.
thesis 1: The Protestant Reformation shaped the 16th and 17th century witchcraft trials because the protestants and catholics were scared of each other so they went after witches or anyone that they thought could potentially be a witch: they encouraged these witch hunts and caused over 100,000 people to be charged of witchcraft.
NTK 2: The 30 Years' War: The 30 Years' War was a infamous war lasting from 1618-1648, ironically 30 years. It was a series of wars in the Centralized Europe including many of the European countries. It is still known as one of the longest, most infamous, and destructive wars in all of European history still known today. In the beginning it had been the battles between the Christians and Protestants that had caused the wars.
NTK 3: Witchcraft Trials: In the early 16th and 17th century a widespread hysteria arose. That was caused by beliefs of malevolent Satanic witches. Many people every where began to fear the so called witches who were believed to worship the Devil, becoming a threat to Christians and Christianity as a whole. At the time people belied that magical powers either came from two places: God or the Devil. if a person outside of the faith had a magical power they were believed to be witches.
NTK 1: Protestan Reform The Protestant reform lasted through the 16th century. The reform lead to many changes. Included was a schism in Western Christianity initiated by John Wycliffe, Jan Hus, Martin Luther, John Calvin and other fellow Protestants. The reform was to object the doctrines, rituals, leadership and ecclesiastical structure of the Roman Catholic Church.