Why Did Parliament Win the First Civil War?

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1. In 1642 Parliament's resources were of a type that held out hope for victory in the long run. There was every possibility that the King might win the war in the short run.

2. The King organised his war effort along traditional lines to begin with, believing that victory depended on giving local communities their traditional control over the processes of raising resources & organising local defence.

3.Parliament followed the same strategy as the King to begin with, but nearly lost the war in 1643.


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