chapter  14
3 TRIAL AND EXECUTION OF A KING
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For Charles, the renewed war proved a fiasco. The New Model Army, now reunited in the face of a common enemy, was far more efficient than its ill-organised opponents. By October 1648, it had defeated a Scottish invasion and a series of conservative risings, an anti-royalist regime had resumed control in Edinburgh, and radicals in the army and elsewhere were calling for Charles’s trial for treason.