The Long Term Causes of the Civil Wars


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On 22nd August 1642 King Charles I declared war on his enemies in Parliament. In the Civil War that followed one in ten British men were killed. Why did a Civil War happen? What had caused a Civil War? In today’s lesson we will look at the long- term causes of the English Civil War. These are things that happened in England in the years leading up to 1642. The boxes below contain information about Charles I’s problems that help to explain why a Civil War happened.

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