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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.

Henrietta Maria

Henrietta Maria Creative commons image Credit: mharrsch under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A genuine love story, a terrible judge of the political temperature: Charles' queen Henrietta Maria

Rank and File Radicalism

Rank and File Radicalism Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles was still the King in the eyes of the grandees - but under threat from rank and file radicalism

Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex 1591 - 1646

Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex 1591 - 1646 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
An aristocrat-turned-rebel whose military setbacks derailed his career:

Prince Rupert of the Rhine

Prince Rupert of the Rhine Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Handsome and wise: Charles placed his hopes in Prince Rupert of the Rhine

Timeline 1640

Timeline 1640 Copyrighted image Credit: photos.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A year-by-year guide to the key events of the Civil War

Naseby

Naseby Creative commons image Credit: traed mawr under CC-BY-NC-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Against advice, Charles led his men to a messy, bloody defeat at Naseby

The English Civil War: Total War- 1644 - 1646 - Introduction

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The English Civil War: Total War- 1644 - 1646 - Introduction Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Tristram Hunt introduces the fourth chapter of our retelling of the Civil War: Total War.

Laudians and Puritans

Laudians and Puritans Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Two groups struggling for preferment: The Laudians and the Puritans