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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

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

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

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

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

The Roots of the Irish Rebellion

The Roots of the Irish Rebellion Copyrighted image Credit: The Open University
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
What were the roots of the Irish Rebellion?

The Long Parliament

The Long Parliament Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
One man dominated the longest, most fractious sessions in government history: The Long Parliament

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

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

Taking Sides: Divided Loyalities

Taking Sides: Divided Loyalities Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
As the country became ever more mired in war, there was no way to avoid taking sides