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The King had gone too far - and Parliament weighed the ultimate sanction: Regicide
Completing our tour of Rutland, the plight of ex-MPs, creating characters, poetry & Nobel prizes. Then more free learning through the day.
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Tristram Hunt introduces the section that explores the gathering rumblings before the war.
First he lost his parliament; then his throne; then his head. Find out more about the King of England during this bloody era.
Vain, arrogant, short-sighted and cruel. Meet King Charles I
The English Civil War was part of a wider struggle for supremacy between Catholics and Protestants in Europe.
Tristram Hunt tells the not-too-distant story of how the King was toppled and a Commonwealth established - only for Monarchy to return.
A year-by-year guide to the key events of the Civil War
As the figurehead of the struggle, a lot came down to Charles' tactics and personality
It was to be a year in which the vector of victory would swoop round: 1645
Follow the shifting balance of power as the Civil War unfolds across England and Wales
Pym took the dispute to the people with the publication of the Grand Remonstrance
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