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WHO WAS TO BLAME FOR THE
KINGS EXECUTION?…read more

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WAS IT IMPOSSIBLE TO MAKE PEACE
WITH CHARLES?
WHY WAS THE KING SO OBSTINATE?
Forced to take responsibility for Strafford's death ­ he
blamed himself
Decided never to betray those who were loyal to him again
Responsibility to protect the monarchy's prerogative
His duty to reject any proposals for a settlement that
dimished the authority of the crown
The longer he held out the deeper the divisions
Eventually his enemies would have to turn to him to save
the nation from turmoil
He held out the prospect of a settlement without ever
accepting one
The soldiers lost patience with him long before the house of
commons did…read more

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THE END OF CIVIL WAR…read more

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RESULTS OF THE CIVIL WAR
Have a king who has not yet agreed a
settlement
High level of taxation during war ­ won't
end until settlement reached
Civil War has been an interruption to the
political process ­ still haven't got a
political solution…read more

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Aims of Parl after the war
Religious settlement ­ probably based
on Presbyterianism (Solemn League
and Covenant)
Political settlement ­ more checks and
balances on the power of the king (don't
want a power change, just want Charles
to rule responsibly)…read more

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