The outbreak of the second Civil War brought about a hardening of attitudes among the King's opponents. Many soldiers now held him personally to blame for the renewed bloodshed, and at the end of April 1648, when the officers and Agitators came together in a prayer meeting at Windsor, they resolved 'that it was our duty, if ever the Lord brought us back again in peace, to call Charles Stuart, that man of blood, to an account for the blood he had shed and mischief he had done to his utmost against the Lord's cause and people in these poor nations'.