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History Essay Why did civil War break out in England in 1642 Introduction A civil war is a conflict fought between inhabitants of the same country In this case the two sides that fought against each other in England were the Kings side and Parliaments side The Kings Side Monarchists Royalists Cavaliers Parliaments Side Parliamentarians Roundheads The main reasons for going to war were part of three or possibly four topics they were Money Religion Power andPersonality Historians argue that there were problems in the country which were important and that they made war more likely but the disagreements are about which reason is the most significant for having a civil war break out Who was more to blame the bad king or the highly demanding parliament A TIMELINE OF KEY EVENTS - 1625 Charles I becomes king on the death of his father James I 1629 Charles starts Eleven Years Tyranny rule without Parliament 1639 War starts in Scotland over changes in the church 1640 Meeting of the Short and Long Parliaments 1641 Parliament force the execution of Strafford 1642 King tries to arrest leading MPs Civil War begins 1646 Victory at Naseby ensures victory for Parliament 1649 Execution of Charles I the start of the Interregnum the Commonwealth 1653 Cromwell becomes Lord Protector the Protectorate 1658 Cromwell dies 1660 Charles II is returned to the throne the Restoration Evidence Paragraph I Religion There were many problems about religion not only in England Wales but also in Scotland and Ireland Europe One assertion that may be made is that perhaps Charles I wanted to be a Catholic and he wanted to make the country and Church of England have Catholic practices Evidence that can back the assertion is that Charles was happily married to his wife
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