The Road to the First English Civil War

Early Modern British History

By Professor Jackie Eales, published 12th August 2015

The Bishops War

In this podcast Professor Jackie Eales of Canterbury Christchurch University and former President of the Historical Association looks at the road to the First Civil War.

1. Charles I seeks conformity of religion across the 3 Kingdoms.
2. The Second Bishops War.
3. Reforms in the Long Parliament 1641.
4. Charles accepts a number of limits on his power.
5. The abolition of Bishops.
6. The outbreak of civil war in Ireland.
7. The King declares war on Parliament.

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