Why Did Parliament Win the English Civil War

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When Charles raised his Standard in Nottingham 1642 it was unclear who, or how, the war would be won, but Parliament's Victory in The Civil War 1646, can be explained by a Multitude of reasons, most notably; a Royalist lack of finance [or more generally resources], and Parliamentary revolutionary Reform and Organisation. Firstly the areas that Parliament held over the course of the civil war were more populous, wealthy and fertile than that of the Royalist's. Crucially Parliaments hold over London gave them significant privileges, including drawing funds from excise duties and a large, easily taxed, mercantile class. Whereas Royalist control lay over the poor, sparsely populated areas of the Country including Wales, the North, and portions of the Southwest. Although in the first Months of the war the Royalists were mostly better funded, despite their limited land held. This was due to Charles's support base, 75% of the English Aristocracy, who funded the initial stages of the war effort by selling their own possessions and raising personal regiments of Troop and Horse; also Parliaments main means of finance was taxation which took time to assess and collect. Parliament's acknowledgement for a need for organization and formalization of the war gave Parliament another advantage over the Royalists. An example of this is The Committee of Safety (succeeded by the Committee for both kingdoms), first established on 4 July 1642, its purpose was liaise between the Members of Parliament at Westminster and Parliament's armies in the field. However disagreements over strategy reduced the Committee's effectiveness and Parliament achieved limited military success under its direction. Though the Royalists had far more organization problems, the King only first called the Oxford Parliament in December 1643. Parliament took a decisive step by securing the alliance of the
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