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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

Rupert's march to Marston Moor

Rupert's march to Marston Moor Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
In a bid to lift the siege of York, Rupert embarked on a march to Marston Moor

Year of Miracles

Year of Miracles Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
With Parliamentarian armies occupied in England, Royalist forces made short work of Scottish opponents and had a year of miracles

Total War - Charles: Tactics and Personality

Total War - Charles: Tactics and Personality Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
As the figurehead of the struggle, a lot came down to Charles' tactics and personality

Total War - Parliament

Total War - Parliament Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
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 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

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

Man of Blood

Man of Blood Copyright free image Credit: Public domain
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
By ignoring God's will, the New Model Army believed Charles had become a man of blood

Total war - 1645

Total war - 1645 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
It was to be a year in which the vector of victory would swoop round: 1645