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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.

The English Civil War: Aftershocks - 1650 - 1701 - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Aftershocks - 1650 - 1701 - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Tristram Hunt introduces the final chapter - what happened next, as the nation struggled to live with the aftershocks?

Man of Blood

Man of Blood Copyright free image Credit: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
By ignoring God's will, the New Model Army believed Charles had become a man of blood

The English Civil War: Glossary

The English Civil War: Glossary Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
From Absolutism to Whig, with Puritan and Popery somewhere in between, all the key terms are in our glossary

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 - 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 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

Tremors - The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I

Tremors - The Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
One of the great figures of British history: Elizabeth I - The Virgin Queen

Balance of power 1642 - 1645

Balance of power 1642 - 1645 Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Follow the shifting balance of power as the Civil War unfolds across England and Wales