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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.

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.

Truce in Ireland

Truce in Ireland Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
While Charles enjoyed military success on the mainland, he attempted to secure a truce in Ireland

The First Bishops' War

The First Bishops' War Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Not going the King's way: Charles faced a setback in the First Bishops' War

The trial of Charles I

The trial of Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
That he refused to accept the validity of the court gave a skew to the trial of Charles I

The Earl of Essex

The Earl of Essex Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Dull compared to his father, his loyalty was the making of the Earl of Essex

Timeline 1644

Timeline 1644 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

Marston Moor

Marston Moor Creative commons image Credit: Steve Partridge under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A personal slight and a desire to loot shoes cost the Royalists Marston Moor

Aftershocks - The Glorious Revolution

Aftershocks - The Glorious Revolution Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Fear that generousity to Catholics might lead to a full switch back to Rome sparked the Glorious Revolution