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  • By: Hourly History
  • Narrated by: William Irvine
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (33 ratings)

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Summary

In 1642, King Charles I and the elected Parliament of England went to war over the future of the Stuart kingdom. Over the next nine years, three civil wars would be fought, devastating the populations of England, Scotland, and Ireland and claiming a death toll of an estimated 800,000 people, including King Charles I himself.

You will hear about....

  • Reasons to go to war
  • The First English Civil War: choose your side
  • The First English Civil War: the war begins
  • The First English Civil War: the war spreads
  • The First English Civil War: a new model army
  • The Second Civil War
  • The Third Civil War

With the authority of the monarchy, the freedom of Parliament, and the power of religion at stake, the English Civil Wars decided the future of Great Britain and influenced the future of politics around the world.

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Excellent overview

This is a concise and clear-structured account of the events , and ends with a reflection on the human cost, and historical consequences of these years of turmoil and conflict.

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A clear concise summary of English Civil wars, helps to sort out the complex history and allegiances of key figures.
A must for English history students

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would have loved it to be longer

book was really great, gem amongst a notable shortage of English civil war books

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excellent

enjoyed this Short but informative listen , would recommend if interested in English civil war 👍

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Excellent! Nothing lost in this concise treatment.

A helpful overview of the civilwar that also takes significant events happening beyond England into its account.

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