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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

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

The Second Bishops' War

The Second Bishops' War Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Charles was once again outflanked during the Second Bishops' War

The Earl of Strafford

The Earl of Strafford Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
One of Charles' staunchest supporters: Meet the Earl of Strafford

Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford 1593 - 1641

Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford 1593 - 1641 Copyrighted image Credit: Wark Clements
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 07 Jan 2001
Coming round to the King's point of view was a change which would cost him his life.

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 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.