The war stemmed from an issue initially focusing on the argument over the divine right of the monarchy to rule the nation.
Charles I believed he had the god given right to rule and would not accept parliament’s view to the contrary.
The King believed in the divine right of kings and thought he could govern according to his own conscience. Many of his subjects opposed his policies, particularly the levying of taxes without parliamentary consent, and perceived his actions as those of a tyrannical monarch.
As a result, the English revolution was of the King against the people, not the other way round, as popularly supposed.
Parliament had the initial advantage, with access to more resources than the exiled King, who fled to Nottingham to accrue forces.
The war stemmed from an issue initially focusing on the argument over the divine right of the monarchy to rule the nation.Many Englishmen had an attachment to the ruler, and did not wish to see him fall for fear of…