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Charles I and The English Civil War 1642-1649.

England history 17th century. Baroque costumes. England Civil War

The opening scene of the Great Civil War. Charles I erecting his standard at Nottingham August 22nd 1642.

 Charles I and The English Civil War 1642-1649.

The English Civil War was fought 1642-1649 between supporters of King Charles I of England (“Cavaliers”) and those of the English Parliament (“Roundheads”). It reflects not only the tensions between the absolutist minded King and the House of Commons, but also the contrasts between Anglicans, Puritans, Presbyterians and Catholics erupted. The war ended with the execution of the King, the temporary abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic in England.

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