English Civil War

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English Civil War: (1642–1651)

English Civil War: (1642–1651)

The English Civil War was a seventeenth-century battle between the Parliamentarians and the Royals over the future of England’s government and the degree to which the monarchy and representatives would hold power. Scroll down to see more articles about the...
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...
English Civil War: Royalist or Parliamentarian?

English Civil War: Royalist or Parliamentarian?

From the moment that Charles I raised his standard at Nottingham in August 1642, ordinary people throughout the land were forced to choose which side they were on. In the majority of cases this choice was made for them as they simply joined the army that reached their...

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 – Dr E....
English Civil War Timeline

English Civil War Timeline

English Civil War Timeline Below is a comprehensive English Civil War timeline, featuring the events leading up to the war, the most important battles, and the events signaling the end of the war. 13th June 1625 King Charles Marries King Charles I married Henrietta...
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...
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 Battles

English Civil War Battles

English Civil War battles were significant in the scope of British history but they were not arrayed in the manner of a typical war. Although this was a civil war, and the whole country was affected, there were remarkably few major battles. English Civil War Battles:...
English Civil War Weapons

English Civil War Weapons

The seventeenth-century English Civil War witnessed the evolution of personal and portable firearms. However, the simple pike still had its purposes, as edged weapons were wielded alongside mortars, cannons, and muskets. Below is a description of English Civil War...
English Civil War – Charles I – The Slide to War

English Civil War – Charles I – The Slide to 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...