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September 15, 2013 9 mins

Welcome to Revolutions.

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In 1625 Charles Stuart became king of England, Scotland and Ireland. His relationship with Parliament immediately got off on the wrong foot.

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September 23, 2013 23 mins

In the 1630s, King Charles ruled without Parliament. His financial policies and religious innovations annoyed many of his subjects.

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September 30, 2013 26 mins

The Scots revolted after Charles tried to impose the Book of Common Prayer, forcing the King to recall Parliament.

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October 7, 2013 25 mins

The Long Parliament convened in November 1640. Tensions ran high as Parliamentary leaders tried to assert control over the State. 

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October 13, 2013 12 mins

A brief description of the soldiers who fought in the English Civil Wars. 

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October 13, 2013 26 mins

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. 

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October 21, 2013 27 mins

In late 1643, Parliament sealed a military alliance with the Scots. Their combined force defeated the Royalists at Marston Moor. 

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October 28, 2013 28 mins

After years of muddling along, Parliament created a more professional army. They finally defeated King Charles at Nasbay in June 1645.  

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October 28, 2013 2 mins

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November 4, 2013 25 mins

After the Battle of Naseby ended the King's chances for military victory, he became the frustrating center of post-war negotiations. 

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November 11, 2013 29 mins

As the New Model Army debated the merits of constitutional democracy, King Charles was scheming to put himself back on the throne. 


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November 18, 2013 27 mins

After Pride's Purge, Charles I was executed by the Rump Parliament on January 30, 1649. Then Cromwell invaded Ireland. 

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November 24, 2013 29 mins

Charles II raised an army of Scots to help him claim the throne, but they were defeated by Oliver Cromwell at Dunbar and Worcester.

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November 24, 2013 1 min

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December 2, 2013 11 mins

For someone who was born free John Lilburne sure spent a lot of time in prison

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December 2, 2013 12 mins

God wanted me to tell you that property is theft. 


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December 9, 2013 28 mins

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. 

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December 16, 2013 25 mins

The Instrument of Government was the first written constituion in English history. 

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December 22, 2013 29 mins

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. 

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