Charles I: The Downfall of a King

Charles I: The Downfall of a King

3 Episodes

Historian Lisa Hilton discovers how, in just fifty tempestuous days, Charles I's rule collapsed, laying the foundations for civil war, the loss of royal power and, ultimately, the king's head.

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Charles I: The Downfall of a King
  • Charles I: The Downfall Of A King

    Episode 1

    Following a Catholic uprising in Ireland, in which thousands of Protestants are killed, Parliament passes a vote of no confidence in Charles I's rule.

  • Charles I: The Downfall Of A King

    Episode 2

    A Nation Divided; the King's proclamation has been sent around the country. Soon, over 200 MPs will return to Westminster to aid Charles; he simply has to run down the clock.

  • Charles I: The Downfall Of A King

    Episode 3

    The beginning of 1642 has seen John Pym spurn the King's attempt to bring him onside with a job offer and now Charles's options are running short.