A study of the Civil War for AS Level History students. It is designed to fulfil the specifications in place from September 2000. It provides two sections featuring narrative and explanation of the topic. There are notes, biography boxes and definitions in the margin, and summary boxes to help students assimilate the information. There are also practice questions and hints and tips on what makes a good answer.
Chapter 1: Introduction Society in the seventeenth century The structure of politics Religion in the early seventeenth century Chapter 2: James I's Reign 1603-25 Introduction James's first parliament 1604-10 The years without Parliament 1610-21 The final years 1621-5 Religion Foreign policy 1604-24 Chapter 3: Charles I: the early years of the reign 1625-9 Introduction Foreign policy 1625-9 Religion Events 1625-9 Chapter 4: Personal Rule 1629-40 Introduction Religion during Personal Rule Financial policies Life at court under Charles I Foreign policy Case study: Norfolk during Pesonal Rule The downfall of Personal Rule The Short Parliament, April-May 1640 Chapter 5: From crisis to civil war 1640-2 The election of the Long Parliament The first session of the Long Parliament 1640-1 The second session of the Long Parliament 1641-2 Chapter 6: The Civil Wars and the execution of Charles I 1642-9 Strengths and weaknesses of the two sides Military events of the First Civil War 1642-6 The search for a settlement 1646-9 The Second Civil War 1648 The trial and execution of Charles I AS Assessments England 1603-29 The English Civil War 1637-49