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Civil War

Season 1
200213+
This fascinating docuseries explores the conflict that toppled the English monarchy in the 17th century, only for the crown to be restored a decade later.
Starring
Tristram Hunt
Subtitles
English [CC]
Audio languages
English

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  1. 1. The Breakdown
    January 6 2002
    28min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    The arrogant religious policies of King Charles I divided England, and relations with Parliament cracked under the pressure.
  2. 2. Taking Sides
    January 13 2002
    29min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Events across the Irish Sea accelerated war in England as the relationship between Parliament and the king collapsed, dividing the country into Roundheads and Cavaliers.
  3. 3. Total War
    January 20 2002
    29min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    Cromwell's victory at Marston Moor secured his rise to power. In Scotland, the English Civil War degenerated into a brutal clan feud between the MacDonalds and Campbells.
  4. 4. The Endgame
    January 27 2002
    29min
    13+
    Subtitles
    English [CC]
    Audio languages
    English
    While the king is held to ransom by Parliament, Cromwell's New Model Army is in Putney debating radical proposals. Charles escapes and reignites the war.

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Directors
Peter Strachan
Producers
BBC
Network
Acorn TV
Amazon Maturity Rating
13+ Teens. Learn more