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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.

The Highland Dimension

The Highland Dimension Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Religion and taxes were nothing alongside clan loyalties, skewing the Highland Dimension

The Three Kingdoms of Charles I

The Three Kingdoms of Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
It was never going to be easy for Charles, balancing the conflicting demands of three kingdoms

The Execution of Charles I

The Execution of Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A historic moment as the state beheads its head of state: The Execution of Charles I

After the king fled

After the king fled Copyrighted image Credit: BBC
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The nation waited. What would happen to Britain after the king fled?

Taking Sides - War 1642-1644

Taking Sides - War 1642-1644 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Discontent had begat disagreement; disagreement led to war

Timeline 1643

Timeline 1643 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

Defeat in the West Country

Defeat in the West Country Creative commons image Credit: Bill Stilling under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Inspired by Cromwell, and in the face of possible defeat, a new approach was needed by Parliament

The English Civil War: The Breakdown - Introduction

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The English Civil War: The Breakdown - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Tristram Hunt introduces the second section of the Civil War: The Breakdown of relationships in the nations.