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Balance of Power: August 1642

Balance of Power: August 1642 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The country was split - the Civil war even pulled apart friends and family

Year of Miracles

Year of Miracles Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
With Parliamentarian armies occupied in England, Royalist forces made short work of Scottish opponents and had a year of miracles

Timeline 1647

Timeline 1647 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

Prisoner of Parliament

Prisoner of Parliament Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Passed - and even sold - from faction to faction, Charles was King but also a prisoner of Parliament

The Short Parliament

The Short Parliament Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Called reluctantly, the King quickly dissolved the Short Parliament

Charles' failed escape

Charles' failed escape Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
It was fear of land reform that led to Charles' failed escape

The English Response

The English Response Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Rumours of outrages and suspicions of the Irish shaped the English response

The Breakdown - Early years of Charles I

The Breakdown - Early years of Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Not having been born to the throne, there were many mistakes in the early reign of Charles I

Timeline 1648

Timeline 1648 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A year-by-year guide to the key events of the Civil War

The English Civil War: Taking Sides - 1641 - 1644 - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Taking Sides - 1641 - 1644 - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Tristram Hunt introduces the third section of our exploration of the Civil War: Taking Sides.