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Welcome to Revolutions.
1.1- The Kingdoms of Charles Stuart
In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.
1.2- Personal Rule
In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.
1.3- The Bishops' Wars
The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.
1.4- The Long Parliament
The Long Parliament convened in November 1640. Tensions ran high as Parliamentary leaders tried to assert control over the State.
1.5a- Supplemental- The Armies
A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars.
1.5- Cavaliers and Roundheads
After negotiations with Parliament broke down, King Charles raised his standard in August, 1642. The opening campaigns of the First Civil War tilted in the Royalists favor.
1.6- The Solemn League And Covenant
In late 1643, Parliament sealed a military alliance with the Scots. Their combined force defeated the Royalists at Marston Moor.
1.7- The New Model Army
After years of muddling along, Parliament created a more professional army. They finally defeated King Charles at Nasbay in June 1645.
1.7a- Tour Announcement
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After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chances for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations.
1.9- The Man of Blood
As the New Model Army debated the merits of constitutional democracy, King Charles was scheming to put himself back on the throne.
After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland.
1.11- The Crowning Mercy
Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester.
1.11a- Tour Announcement 2
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1.12a- Supplemental Freeborn John
For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison
1.12b- Supplemental The Diggers
God wanted me to tell you that property is theft.
1.12- In The Name of God Go
In 1653 Oliver Cromwell dissolved the Rump Parliament and then Barebone's Parliament dissolved itself. The Commonwealth was not getting off to a great start.
1.13- The Instrument of Government
The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history.
1.14- The Humble Petition and Advice
The dissolution of the First Protectorate Parliament led to the brief and unpopular Rule of the Major Generals. When the Second Protectorate Parliament was finally called they tried to make Oliver Cromwell king.