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Royalist defeat after the First civil war

The Resources Available to Both Sides:
Parliament had the upper hand, mainly due to the areas controlled which were rich in
trade. What made the Royalist weakness damaging was that they had fewer resources
and longterm advantages to squander. The counties controlled by…

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raise an army. In August officers were sent from London to coordinate county defences,
and seen county committees formed. (Initially it appeared Parliament was following the
same traditional path as the king).
Funding and Administration:
Parliament introduced innovations unlike the traditional methods. In 1643 they passed
a series of ordinances…

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parliamentary cause. Many Irish troops brought into England were captured or killed at
Natwich. The `Irish peace divided' never really materialised for the king. Parliament's
control of the navy prevented large numbers of Irish troops available for such service
was smaller than was generally believed. It looked to parliament that…

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Earl of Manchester and Oliver Cromwell. The third party the `Radicals' lead by Henry
Marten, argued that the king will never negotiate in good faith and would need to
dictate terms to him. If the king kept rejecting their terms, they would have to consider
more radical terms, even a…


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