English Civil War


When Did You Last See Your Father?  An Alternative Interpretation

When Did You Last See Your Father? An Alternative Interpretation

John Adair, in his authoritative book ‘By The Sword Divided’, states that the two children were those belonging to one Bulstrode Whitelocke of Fawley Court near Henley. Whitelocke was a lawyer of some note and it is not clear which side he supported but it...
Charles I – The Slide to Civil War

Charles I – The Slide to Civil War

Charles I came to the throne in 1625 after the death of his father, James I. Like his father, he believed in the Divine Right of Kings. Although only parliament could pass laws and grant money for war, because they refused to do as he wished, Charles chose to rule...

English Civil War Timeline

13th June 1625 King Charles Marries King Charles I married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France at St Augustine’s Church, Canterbury, Kent. The marriage was not popular because she was a Catholic. May 1626 Parliament Dismissed Parliament were unhappy...

English Civil War – Bibliography

Battles of the Civil War – Owen Crossby Castles of Wales and the Civil War – Castles of Wales Charles I – Britannia Civil War Re-enactment – The Sealed Knot The English Civil War – History Learning Site The...

English Civil War Timeline

13th June 1625 King Charles Marries King Charles I married Henrietta Maria, daughter of Henry IV of France at St Augustine’s Church, Canterbury, Kent. The marriage was not popular because she was a Catholic. May 1626 Parliament Dismissed Parliament were unhappy...
English Civil War – Oliver Cromwell

English Civil War – Oliver Cromwell

Oliver Cromwell was born on April 25th 1599. His family had become wealthy following the dissolution of the monasteries by Thomas Cromwell and had changed their name from Williams to Cromwell in recognition of the man that had made their fortune. He attended Cambridge...

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When Did You Last See Your Father?

When Did You Last See Your Father?

This famous nineteenth century painting by W. F. Yeames, shows a Royalist family who have been captured by the enemy. The boy is being questioned about the whereabouts of his father by a panel of Parliamentarians. Although the picture was not painted until the...
English Civil War – The Main Battles

English Civil War – The Main Battles

Although this was a civil war, and the whole country was affected, there were remarkably few major battles. Edgehill 23rd October 1642 Both the Royalist and the Parliamentary armies were on the move. Charles’ army, commanded by the King himself, was marching...
English Civil War – Weapons

English Civil War – Weapons

The following weapons were used by soldiers in the English Civil War. The Mortar This device is easy to manoeuvre and can be used by one man alone. An explosive shell is fired high into the air and explodes on impact. Although it was difficult to aim, this weapon was...
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