Following a Catholic uprising in Ireland, in which thousands of Protestants are killed, Parliament passes a vote of no confidence in Charles I’s rule.

Historian Lisa Hilton discovers how, in just fifty tempestuous days, Charles I’s rule collapsed, laying the foundations for civil war, the loss of royal power and, ultimately, the King’s head.

Charles Spencer provides unique insights into this tumultuous time in British history, using portraits at Althorp House to contextualise events.