English civil war
English civil war, 1642–48, the conflict between King Charles I of England and a large body of his subjects, generally called the
parliamentarians,that culminated in the defeat and execution of the king and the establishment of a republican commonwealth.
Sections in this article:
- The Long Parliament
- The Nature of the Struggle
- The First Civil War
- The Second Civil War and Its Aftermath
- The Rise of the Opposition
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