Outline of the English Civil War, 1642-46

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1. Both sides expected in 1642 that one early battle would be decisive. The Battle of Edgehill, however, was a draw (inconclusive).

2. The prospect of fighting a long war frightened some Members of Parliament into resuming negotiations with the King. These negotiations, known as the 'Oxford Treaty', did not lead to a settlement.

3. In 1643 things went very well for the King. The Royalists captured a lot of territory and several leading Parliamentarians were killed.

4. The King's successes led to a


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