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The Solemn League

The Solemn League Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
A promise to uphold religious freedoms led to a deal between the English Parliament and the Scots: The solemn league

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 Breakdown - Early years of Charles I

The Breakdown - Early years of Charles I Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Not having been born to the throne, there were many mistakes in the early reign of Charles I

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

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

Aftershocks - The Republic

Aftershocks - The Republic Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
With the King gone, how would the Kingdom fare as a Republic?

The Breakdown - Scottish Origins of the Civil War

The Breakdown - Scottish Origins of the Civil War Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles' attempts to rule three kingdoms as one explains the Scottish Origins of the Civil War

Aftershocks - The Restoration

Aftershocks - The Restoration Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The imperfect development of political consciousness in the mid- seventeenth century is revealed in the Stuart Restoration

The European Dimension: By map

The European Dimension: By map Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
The English Civil War was not just a domestic war - it was influenced by, and in turn impacted upon, events in Europe