Explore.
Watch, listen, debate & discover with our experts

RSS Icon

Strafford on trial

Strafford on trial Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The odds were being stacked even as he was being arraigned: Strafford on trial

Ireland erupts

Ireland erupts Creative commons image Credit: Kenneth Allen under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Never a quiet nation, once again the fate of all the Kingdoms is thrown into doubt when Ireland erupts

War in Ireland

War in Ireland Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The conflict had a different complexion with the arrival of war in Ireland

The Breakdown - The Crisis Escalates

The Breakdown - The Crisis Escalates Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The Short and Long Parliaments provided a forum for discontent - and so the crisis escalated

Timeline 1649

Timeline 1649 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A year-by-year guide to the key events of the Civil War

The Second Bishops' War

The Second Bishops' War Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles was once again outflanked during the Second Bishops' War

John Lilburne and the Levellers

John Lilburne and the Levellers
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Inspiring a battle over land rather than religion: John Lilburne and The Levellers

Attack on Parliament and flight of the King

Attack on Parliament and flight of the King Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A monarch facing down his parliament, and losing: The attack on parliament and the flight of the king

The Breakdown - Scottish Origins of the Civil War

The Breakdown - Scottish Origins of the Civil War Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles' attempts to rule three kingdoms as one explains the Scottish Origins of the Civil War