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1642: Beginning of the English Civil War

1642: Beginning of the English Civil War
Photo Credit To Wikipedia Commons/"Battle of Naseby" by an unknown artist

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  • Historical event
  • 22 August 1642
  • The English Civil War officially began when the British king Charles I gathered his army, which was supposed to fight against the Parliamentarians. The symbol of their gathering was a royal flag, and the city of Nottingham (central England) became famous for the mentioned flag.

During this war, the British deposed and executed their king. They also established their republic known as the Commonwealth (this word was used in England as the translation of the Latin word “res publica”).

The war lasted till 1651, i.e. more than nine years. In 1660, about 18 years after the beginning of the war, the monarchy was restored in the UK.

The English Civil War officially began when the British king Charles I gathered his army, which was supposed to fight against the Parliamentarians.

The symbol of this gathering was a royal flag, and the city of Nottingham (central England) became famous for the mentioned flag. It was something akin to a point around which the Royalist army was gathered.

Tens of thousands of people were killed during the Civil War battles. The Parliamentarians won the war, and Charles I was beheaded in 1649, about six and half years after the beginning of the war.

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