In 1642, King Charles I and the elected Parliament of England went to war over the future of the Stuart kingdom. Over the next nine years, three civil wars would be fought, devastating the populations of England, Scotland, and Ireland and claiming a death toll of an estimated 800,000 people, including King Charles I himself.
You will hear about....
- Reasons to go to war
- The First English Civil War: choose your side
- The First English Civil War: the war begins
- The First English Civil War: the war spreads
- The First English Civil War: a new model army
- The Second Civil War
- The Third Civil War
With the authority of the monarchy, the freedom of Parliament, and the power of religion at stake, the English Civil Wars decided the future of Great Britain and influenced the future of politics around the world.