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Civil War: Taking Sides

Synopsis
In this course Tristam Hunt looks at what used to be thought of an an English civil war between Roundheads and Cavaliers - and shows that it was in fact a war between three kingdoms and two religions, and its influences are still felt to this day.
In this second programme settling old scores in Ireland re-ignites tension between King and Parliament and King Charles declares war. Tristam Huntexamines the massacre of Protestants at Portadown on the Orange Lodges’ 12th July parade. What happened then is still carried on in the banners and in the collective memories of many of the people there. The settling of old scores here in the 17th century re-ignites tension between King Charles and Parliament in England. The king demands money for an army but again parliament defies him issuing demands of their own. Charles storms Parliament, fails to apprehend his enemies and frightened, flees London for Hampton Court. In Ireland, the war spirals out of control and in England, Charles and parliament start to recruit sizeable armies. The king declares war and the first major battle takes place at Edgehill. The Roundhead troops fail to stop the king but the king fails to take London. The king and his Cavaliers retire to Oxford. Both sides look to Scotland and Ireland for outside reinforcements as England becomes ever more divided. Eventually the two sides meet at Marston Moor but the parliamentarians now have Oliver Cromwell on their side..
Series
Civil War, Course Xa005
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Year of release
2002
Year of production
2001
Availability
Out of distribution
Subjects
History; Politics & government; Religious studies
Keywords
English civil war; history of the 17th century

Distribution Formats

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DVD
Format
DVD-R
Price
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Availability
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Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2011

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VHS
Format
PAL
Price
£24.99 (OU)
Availability
Sale
Duration/Size
30 minutes
Year
2011

Production Company

Name

Open University Production Centre

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