1646–8: Though the fighting had ended, the search for a political and religious settlement dragged on through political manoeuvres
1646–8. The king played for time, refusing several proposals and seeking to exploit divisions on the Parliamentarian side. The Parliamentarians disagreed among themselves about how to reform the monarchy, the extent of religious freedoms and what to do with the New Model Army. Some feared the influence of the New Model Army, which had a wide variety of political groups with differing aims and loyalties, and its own list of demands over religious practice, the political settlement, arrears of pay, pensions for bereaved families, and legal indemnity for wartime conduct.
Project: 6. Under a cloak of terror: violence and armed conflict in Europe.
Scope: Secondary Education, Higher Education
Resource type: Image
Source: English Heritage
Owner: Porto group (Modernalia)
Copyright: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group