The English Civil War

Part one of the Learning Zone’s program on the English Civil War. This first part covers the background to the war including Charles I’s character, and ends at Edgehill.

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The Act of Union

What was the Act of Union?

The political unification of Scotland and England was sealed in 1707 with the creation of one parliament for both countries, based at Westminster.
Union would only happen if a treaty could be agreed by both the English and Scottish governments.

Each country sent commissioners who worked in separate groups. When the Treaty was drawn up in October 1706, it began its progress through the parliaments in Scotland and England.