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A Family at War

The Stuarts Episode 3 of 3

The final, dramatic act of the Stuart century saw the Stuarts fatally divided by religion: brother versus brother, and two daughters supporting the overthrow of their father. After Charles II's brother, the Catholic James VII and II, was deposed by protestant William of Orange in 1688, Britain became a constitutional monarchy.

However, the so-called 1688 'Glorious Revolution' came at a price, as Scotland lost her sovereignty and became part of Great Britain in 1707, whilst Ireland had been reduced from a kingdom to a colony. The politics of resentment has continued to trouble Ireland until the present day.

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Mon 8 Sep 2014 09:05

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Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterClare Jackson
Series ProducerRichard Downes
DirectorClara Glynn

Web Extra: The Battle of Edgehill

Web Extra: The Battle of Edgehill, 1642

How King Charles I could have missed a chance to end the war with victory at Edgehill

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