"All my birds have flown", January 4th, 1642


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History Today
Vol. 8, no. 5 (May 1958), p. 313-320


In the New Year of 1642 King Charles I attempted to arrest the five leading members of the opposition in the House of Commons. His coup failed, and the struggle between King and Parliament was thereby sharpened and embittered. In August the Civil War followed