Charles roamed England without parliament for 11 years!
Who needs parliament when you have a king like me.
Charles did not have enough money and he fell out with parliament who wouldn’t give him any.
I am sorry sir. We just cant afford to give you any more money!
I'll give you a pay rise if you do.
Charles was very cross. Charles sent his soldiers to arrest 5 MPs. The five men managed to escape before the soldiers arrived.
Arrgghh! Run awayy! Run away!
Oi, wait there!.
Parliament decided to form their own army. Charles began to form an army as well. (with more than 4 people)
Silly parliament, they think they can beat me.
Charles had the advantage of having a very good cavalry. Parliament's soldiers gave them the nickname cavaliers .Parliament troops were called Roundheads. They got there name from the shape of their helmets
Round Helmet: (RoundHeads) Parliment
The first battle was at Edgehill on 23rd October. The battle was a draw.The Royalist and Parliamentary armies used similar tactics and wepons during the Civil War. Before a battle began both sides would line up facing each other. In the centre would be the infantry brigades of musketeers and pikemen. On each side of the infantry were the cavalry.