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First English Civil War
1642
August ­ King raises his standard at Nottingham


23rd October ­ EDGEHILL
Inconclusive first major battle of war
Edgehill ­ both sides wanted decisive battle to bring war to speedy end. King
needed a quick victory before Parliament could mobilize its resources. Prince
Rupert commanded…

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Brought crisis of confidence in Parliamentary leadership to a head. Mistakes at
Newbury exposed growing political rift among Parliament's officers
November ­ Political rift in Parliament between Independents and Presbyterians




1645
February ­ Parliament's New Model Ordinance
Freed from constraints of regional associations
Promise of regular pay made army better…

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October ­ New Model Army presents `The Case of the Army Truly Stated'
October ­ PUTNEY DEBATES (Agreement of the People)
November ­ Charles escapes to Isle of Wight
December ­ Charles signs the ENGAGEMENT with the Scots
December ­ FOUR BILLS




1648
January ­ VOTE OF NO ADDRESSES
April-August…

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