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STALEMATE…read more

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THE BATTLE OF EDGEHILL
· Both sides wanted a decisive battle to bring the war to a
speedy end
· The king needed a quick victory before parliament could
mobilise its resources
· At first the battle went badly for parliament
· On the following day neither army was in a fit state to
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THE OXFORD TREATY
· After the disaster at Edge hill and the dislike of the war
parliament attempted a negotiated peace treaty
· This was essentially a mild version on the 19 propositions
with addition clauses against the papists due to the
growing fear of Catholicism
· Negotiations dragged on and they had little chance of
success
· The reason being that the king thought he was winning
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THE SOLEMN LEAGUE AND COVENANT
· This was Pym's final contribution to parliaments war
efforts before his death
· The coming of the scots altered the dynamics of conflict
politically and militarily
· Their first objective was to take Newcastle which they
occupied
· The campaign led to the battle of Marston Moor which
was the first decisive win for parliament…read more

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THE SELF DENYING ORDINANCE
· The war in the midlands was undeceive
· There was a growing confidence in parliaments
commanders
· This led to the self denying ordinance and the formation
of the new model army
SELF DENYING
ORDINANCE
1645 that forced MP's to resign
their military command…read more

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