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30,571.  But John wanted more money: he was determined to fund an army to win back his Plantagenet birthright.  (England & John & Civil War)  Professor Robert Bartlett, The Plantagenets I, BBC 2014

 

30,572.  Once again the Plantagenets plunged England into Civil War.  (England & John & Civil War)  ibid.

 

 

30,576.  DeMontford saw himself as England's saviour ... DeMontford raised an army against the king.  (England & Civil War)  Professor Robert Bartlett, The Plantagenets II

 

30,577.  DeMontford's parliament of 1265 is often regarded as the forerunner of the modern parliament.  (England & Civil War)  ibid.

 

 

75,744.  In 1264 England is plunged into a civil war.  (Henry III & England & Civil War & Middle Ages)  Dan Jones, Britain's Bloodiest Dynasty s1e2: Hatred, Channel 5 2014

 

 

29,975.  The Civil War had created a new climate: the first time in their history the English could openly express ideas about tolerance.  (England & Civil War England)  Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, How God Made the English II: A Tolerant People?  BBC 2012

 

29,976.  The Glorious Revolution: James II fled abroad.  (England & Civil War England)  ibid.

 

 

30,158.  The edges of Charles’ Great Britain were burning.  (Great Britain & England & Charles I & Civil War: England)  Michael Wood, The Great British Story VI: A People’s History: The Age of Revolution 6/8

 

30,159.  The war would split regions, neighbours and even families.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War: England)  ibid.

 

30,160.  These were British civil wars.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War: England)  ibid.

 

30,161.  There were war crimes ... How far would the revolution go?  (Great Britain & England & Civil War: England)  ibid.

 

30,162.  On the streets of Dublin, Cromwell is still a swear-word.  (Great Britain & Civil War: England & Cromwell & Ireland)  ibid.

 

 

30,303.  Cromwell stepped up his assault on the old religion ... crushing the cult of saints and shrines.  (Great Britain & England & Cromwell & Civil War & Catholicism)  Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Burning Convictions

 

 

30,317.  Here at Edgehill, Eden had become Golgotha.  Over the next long years the nations that both James and Charles yearned to bring together would tear each other apart in murderous civil wars.  Hundreds of thousands of lives would be lost in battles, sieges, epidemics, famine.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War)  Simon Sharma, A History of Britain: The British Wars

 

30,318.  What’s truly amazing and very touching about the Spring and Summer of 1642 is the abundance of evidence we have about the agonies of allegiance.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War)  ibid.

 

30,319.  The war was over and Parliament had won.  So finally God had spoken.  Surely even Charles could see that.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War)  ibid.

 

 

30,320.  On January 30th 1649 the English killed their king.  (Great Britain & England & Charles I & Civil War)  Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Revolutions

 

30,321.  The poet John Milton, an ardent champion of the parliamentary commonwealth, was hired to attack the cult of the king-martyr as so much wicked idolatry.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War & John Milton)  ibid.

 

30,324.  For the Scots had invited the 20-year-old Charles II to come and be their king, and went to war on his behalf.  (Great Britain & England & Scotland & Charles II & Civil War)  ibid.

 

30,325.  What kind of a republic was it supposed to be?  (Great Britain & England & Civil War & Republic)  ibid.

 

30,326.  To Cromwell the Rump was a monstrosity.  A bastion of selfishness and greed.  More like Sodom than Jerusalem.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War & Parliament & Cromwell)  ibid.

 

30,327.  He chose to become Lord Protector – that had a good ring: authority but not tyranny.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War & Cromwell)  ibid.

 

 

30,394.  Events moved so quickly that few predicted the outcome.  It began with the protests of the Puritans – extreme Protestants who set themselves against the luxury of the court.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War)  David Dimbleby, Seven Ages of Britain, Age of Revolution

 

30,395.  It all came to a head in the winter of 1642.  (Great Britain & England & Civil War)  ibid.

 

 

30,430.  Cromwell’s New Model Army will eventually defeat the forces of the King.  (Great Britain & England & Cromwell & Civil War)  The British III: Revolution

 

 

30,809.  They plucked communion tables down

And broke our painted glasses;

They threw our altars to the ground

And tumbled down the crosses.

They set up Cromwell and his heir –

The Lord and Lady Claypole –

Because they hated common prayer

The organ and the maypole.  (England & Civil War & Cromwell)  Thomas Jordan, How the War Began 1664

 

 

30,810.  On a freezing January day in 1649 the executioner’s axe ended the reign and the life of King Charles I.  It was the final melancholy episode in one of England’s saddest stories.  (England & Civil War & Charles I)  The English Civil War I

 

30,811.  Ultimately, no corner of the British Isles was left untouched by a bloody and tragic war that set brother against brother and mother against son.  (England & Civil War & Great Britain)  ibid.

 

30,812.  Although religion was the major factor in the escalation of national unrest it was economic issues arising from the religious discontent that would finally light the fuse and plunge the country into civil war.  (England & Civil War)  ibid.  

 

30,813.  In November 1641 Parliament presented King Charles with the Grand Remonstrance.  A list of two hundred and one objections to his governmental methods.  (England & Civil War & Charles I)  ibid.

 

 

30,814.  The days and weeks after the Battle of Edgehill in October 1642 had probably provided King Charles with his best and only chance of winning the Civil War outright.  He had failed to take it.  (England & Civil War & Charles I & Battle)  The English Civil War II: A Nation at War

 

30,815.  The winters of the early 1640s were particularly severe ... All around the country garrisons were attacked, convoys were ambushed and a pattern of constant raid and counter-raid was established.  (England & Civil War)  ibid.

 

30,816.  There is still some argument among Civil War historians as to whether a Royalist strategy for the year 1643 had actually been formulated.  (England & Civil War)  ibid.

 

30,817.  By the end of 1643 the whole of England was paying a terrible price for the continuation of an increasingly bitter Civil War.  (England & Civil War)  ibid.

 

30,818.  With the agreement of the Solemn League and Covenant the whole complexion of the war was altered.  For it bound the Scots to provide an army on the Parliamentary side.  (England & Civil War & Great Britain & Scotland)  ibid. 

 

30,819.  The Battle of Marston Moor: the decisive battle of the English Civil War.  (England & Civil War & Battle)  ibid.

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