What just happened in British politics and what comes next?

Boris Johnson lost his first parliamentary votes, as well as his governing majority, this week.

London (CNN)The bravado of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson's premiership turned into bluster in a mere two days.

Johnson political strategy is backfiring after he faced a series of stinging defeats, a lost majority and the resignation of his brother, Jo Johnson.
Some may call it chaos; others say this is parliamentary democracy cranking into action. What's clear is none of it is normal.

    What's happened?

    Lawmakers ruled out a no-deal Brexit
    This week's drama began Tuesday. Outraged by Johnson's approved five-week suspension of Parliament, lawmakers returned from summer recess and voted to take control of the parliamentary agenda.
    The tumultuous day saw Johnson fire a number of longstanding Conservative lawmakers -- including Conservative party grandee Kenneth Clarke and Winston Churchill's grandson Nicholas Soames -- and lose his working majority as a Conservative MP crossed the floor and joined the Liberal Democrats.
    The Prime Minister, who has been in power for just six weeks, seemed to struggle through a punishing session of Prime Minister's Questions, the first of his premiership, on Wednesday.
    He was humiliated again on the same day, when a rebel bill to block a no-deal Brexit passed by 328 votes to 301. A loss unprecedented in the modern era.
    Revered wartime leader Winston Churchill's grandson, Nicholas Soames, was purged from the Conservative Party.
    The government caved in the Lords