'All my birds have flown'


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History Today
Vol. 41, no. 4 (April 1991), p. 38-43


Dame Veronica Wedgwood who for nearly fifty years has borne the palm as one of the century's great narrators of history, contributed to History Today's first issue of January 1951 and regularly throughout the 1950s. In this article, originally published in May 1958, she turned her gift for honing detail, character and drama to one of the great set pieces of English history - Charles I's January 1642 attempts to settle his differences with Parliament by the attempted arrest of five MPs