Bishop's War, Second (1640)

Second brief war between Charles I of England and the Scots. Charles I summoned Parliament (The Short Parliament), in order to raise an army against the Scots. The Scots invaded northern England, won a battle at Newburn on the Tyne (28 August 1640), and occupied Northumberland and Durham. The war was ended by the Treaty of Ripon (26 October 1640), which forced Charles I to summon the Long Parliament, which in turn led to the English Civil War.
cover The English Civil War , Richard Holmes & Peter Young, an early work by one of the country's best known military historians, this is a superb single volume history of the war, from its causes to the last campaigns of the war and on to the end of the protectorate.
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How to cite this article: Rickard, J. (1 November 2000), Bishop's War, Second (1640), http://www.historyofwar.org/articles/wars_bishops2.html
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