Why did the Civil War break out in 1642?

Early Modern British History

By Dr Andrew Hopper. Produced by Simon Brown, published 12th August 2015

The Three Kingdoms

In this podcast Dr Andrew Hopper of the University of Leicester discusses some of the reasons why the Civil War broke out in 1642.

1. Introduction. Different historical perspectives.
2. The Revisionists.
3. The Three Kingdoms Approach.
4. Irish rebellion and the anti-Catholic Long Parliament.
5. An aristocratic conspiracy.
6. The significance of ordinary men and women.
7. Conclusion. A collapse of trust in Charles.


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