Etching of a now lost bust of Charles I by Gianlorenzo Bernini.

It was Pride that killed him” —King Charles II

Pride’s Purge is a documentary currently in production about the English Civil War and its aftermath, and the historical currents that carried the Pride family from the heights of power under the Lord Protectorate to the Great Depression in the foothills of West Virginia in the 1930s. What happened along the way is what we are here to find out.