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The English Civil War begins

Duration: 03:58

The fractious relationship between Charles and his English Parliament erupts into conflict as both sides raise armies. Charles raises his standard at Nottingham. The English Parliament negotiates to gain the support of the Covenanters.

Available since: Wed 4 Nov 2009

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The Sword and the Cross Covenant or King

The Covenanters' struggle to assert their belief that God was the head of the church.

First broadcast: 28 Nov 2003

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