King Charles the Martyr, 1643-1649

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ABINGDON, fall of, 25
Agitators, the, 181, 183, 211, 217, 232
Amnesty, 138, 140-41
Andover, 61
Anti-Presbyterian party, 135
Areopagitica, 77
Argyll, Duke of, 167, 168, 243, 279
Army, power of, 160-61, 194; fanaticism of, 195, 213; distrust of Parliament, 195, 211, 213
Army Council, 195, 204, 213-14, 280, 311.

And see New Model Army

Ashburnham, Sir John, 151-2, 204, 220, 223-4, 226-31, 253, 376
Assembly, the, 76-7
Astley, Sir Jacob (afterwards Lord), 28, 107-8, 134-5
Autocracy, 77-8
Axtell, 338, 360
BANBURY, 66
Barnstaple, 17, 122
Basing House, 114
Battles, engagements, etc.: Adwalton Moor ( 1643), 9-10; Cheriton ( 1644), 14-15; Cropredy Bridge ( 1644), 35-6; Fowey, capitulation of Earl of Essex at ( 1644), 56.8; Islip ( 1645), 98; Langport ( 1645), 122; Marston Moor ( 1644), 39-49, 375; Naseby ( 1645), 102-12; Newark, relief of ( 1644), 11-12; Newbury ( 1644), 61-3; Preston ( 1647), 271; Rowton Heath ( 1645), 129-30; Selby ( 1644), 10
Berkeley, Sir John, 204, 209-10, 223-4, 230, 234-6, 253, 376
Biennial Parliaments, 206
Blake, Robert, 17, 315
Bolton, 31
Book of Common Prayer, the, 77, 234, 277
Bradshaw, John, Lord President, 318-20, 324-43
Bristol, 122
Broughton Castle clique, the, 136
Browne, General, 34, 302
Byron, Lord, 43-5, 126
CARNWORTH, Lord49, 110-11
Catholic toleration, 92
Cavalier party, indisciplined, 4-6, 14-15, 131; weak in numbers and equipment, 21; desires peace, 81
Cavalry, 13, 31, 42, 48, 76, 100, 103, 105
Charles I, King of England: holds Court at Oxford, 3; his organizing difficulties, 4-7; his ill-choice of confidants, 5-6; summons his Parliament, 6-7; his resources shrink, 9; Yorkshire support for, 9; prospect of defeat, 11; plans a diversion, 13-14; baulked by defeat at Cheriton, 15-16; importance of the North to, 16; pressed by Royalists to come to terms, 17; says farewell to the Queen, 20-21; his military problem, 22; his generalship, 22, 24, 66-7; evacuates Reading, 24; moves army from Oxford, 27-8; enters Worcester, 28; splits armies of Essex and Waller, 29; shifts army to Bewdley, 31; his orders to Rupert, 32-3; plays for time, 34; marches to Buckingham, 34; victory at Cropredy Bridge, 34-5; marches to Evesham, 50; threatens Earl of Essex's army, 50; reaches Exeter, 54; cuts Essex's communications, 56; loses the North, 60; his hopeless position, 60; at Andover, 61; Newbury campaign, 61-5; withdraws from Newbury, 63.4, 68.9; joins Rupert at Bath, 65; relieves Basing, 65; returns to Oxford, 66; rejects Parliament terms, 83-4; sends Commissioners to Uxridge, 88-90; offers to meet Parliament in London, 90-91; his position worsens, 92; loses Shrewsbury, 92; vainly seeks Irish aid, 92-5; sends Prince of Wales to Bristol, 97; marches to Evesham, 99; relieves Chester, 100; sack of Leicester, 100; marches to Daventry, 101; withdraws to Market Harborough, 102; defeat at Naseby, 102-12; his letters seized by Parliament, 118-19; marches to S. Wales, 121; his western front collapses, 121-2; letter to Rupert, 123; fails to get S. Wales recruits, 124; goes North towards Montrose, 125; welcomed at Doncaster, 125; forced

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