Charles I: Downfall Of A King

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Season 1

Season 1, Episode 3 - 1st January 1642

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The beginning of 1642 has seen John Pym spurn the King's attempt to bring him onside with a job offer and now Charles' options are running short. He has just one option left - to arrest Pym and his colleagues. On Monday, 3 January Charles strikes, accusing the Five Members of high treason. The Commons prevaricate. Pym hope...

Season 1, Episode 2 - 12th December 1641

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In this series 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. The King's Proclamation has been sent around the country. Soon over 200 MPs will return to Westminster to aid their Ki...

Season 1, Episode 1 - November 1641

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November 21, 1641. Pym dominates a stormy debate in the House of Commons over a document known as the Grand Remonstrance. It is a list of 200 complaints against Charles I. It claims he is under the influence of 'evil counsellors'; many see this as a coded reference to the Queen - Charles I's French Catholic wife, Henrietta...