Why had there been no decisive victory by 1644 part 3

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  • Why had there been no decisive victory by 1644?
    • Internal divisions amongst Royalists
      • The Kings command structure was plagued by factionalism
      • The King was overly cautious with tactics and hesitant, meaning that often clear direction was not given to Royalist cause
      • Earl of Newcastle was meant to advance into Parliamentary territory
      • Charles relied too much on private advice and not public consultation
      • Charles' advisor Claredon often gave very different advice to his wife Henrietta Maria
    • Scotland
      • Parliament secured the help of the Scots
      • Charles made peace with Ireland to allow him to bring in more troops

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