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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
Tristram Hunt tells the not-too-distant story of how the King was toppled and a Commonwealth established - only for Monarchy to return.
The English Civil War was part of a wider struggle for supremacy between Catholics and Protestants in Europe.
Tristram Hunt introduces the final chapter - what happened next, as the nation struggled to live with the aftershocks?
While Charles fled his captors, the army debated what the new world should look like. It wasn't peaceful between the wars
While Charles enjoyed military success on the mainland, he attempted to secure a truce in Ireland
With Parliament purged, there wasn't much surprise at the final verdict
Coming round to the King's point of view was a change which would cost him his life.
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