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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

Total War - Charles: Tactics and Personality

Total War - Charles: Tactics and Personality Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
As the figurehead of the struggle, a lot came down to Charles' tactics and personality

The English Civil War: Total War- 1644 - 1646 - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Total War- 1644 - 1646 - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Tristram Hunt introduces the fourth chapter of our retelling of the Civil War: Total War.