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OU on the BBC: Civil War - About the series

OU on the BBC: Civil War - About the series Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2008
The English Civil War was part of a wider struggle for supremacy between Catholics and Protestants in Europe.

OU on the BBC: Civil War

OU on the BBC: Civil War Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 02 Sep 2008
Tristram Hunt tells the not-too-distant story of how the King was toppled and a Commonwealth established - only for Monarchy to return.

Court of Charles I

Court of Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Bad influences riddled the Court of Charles I

Pride's Purge

Pride's Purge Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
To clear the way for a trial of the King, first Parliament had to be 'cleansed' by Pride's purge

Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll 1598 - 1661

Archibald Campbell, Marquis of Argyll 1598 - 1661 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A Covenanter who was nevertheless happy to accept a title from Charles.

Raising the standard

Raising the standard Creative commons image Credit: hans s under CC-BY-ND licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles I called for the support of his people

The European Dimension: By map

The European Dimension: By map Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The English Civil War was not just a domestic war - it was influenced by, and in turn impacted upon, events in Europe

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 Grand Remonstrance

The Grand Remonstrance Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Pym took the dispute to the people with the publication of the Grand Remonstrance

The Long Parliament

The Long Parliament Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
One man dominated the longest, most fractious sessions in government history: The Long Parliament