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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.

Strafford on trial

Strafford on trial Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The odds were being stacked even as he was being arraigned: Strafford on trial

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

King Charles I, 1600 - 1649

King Charles I, 1600 - 1649 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
First he lost his parliament; then his throne; then his head

Church Desecration

Church Desecration Creative commons image Credit: James-Hetherington under CC-BY-NC licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Driven by the strictures of Puritanism, Roundheads set about removing the signs of popery - acts of church desecration

Timeline 1637

Timeline 1637 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

Parliament - Splits and Divisions

Parliament - Splits and Divisions Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Parliament wouldn't be Parliament without a few splits and divisions

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 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