Beyond England’s Borders

Historians now recognise that the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century must be viewed in a British and Irish context and not exclusively from an English perspective.

Events in both Scotland and Ireland are fundamentally important if we are to gain an understanding of the causes of the conflict and the events which occurred throughout the wars, which had consequences for all three kingdoms.

These programmes emphasise this interrelationship and look beyond the Anglo-centric view.

The series is introduced by Laura Stewart, Professor of Early Modern History at the University of York.

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In this Series

Historians now recognise that the civil wars of the mid-seventeenth century must be viewed in a British and Irish context and not exclusively from an English perspective.

Ireland, Religion, Scotland, Series, Talks

From 1637 popular opposition to Charles I in Scotland ignited a crisis which first spread to Ireland in 1641 and then to England and Wales in 1642.

Ireland, Religion, Scotland, Series, Talks

In January 1644, the Scottish army was sent into England to directly intervene in the Civil War in Parliament’s favour. The Scots became aligned with the Presbyterians at Westminster, where they generated the political ideas which shaped much of the war effort.

Ireland, Religion, Scotland, Series, Talks

The British Civil Wars are often referred to as the Wars of the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland, which ignores the Welsh experience.

Interviews, Series, Wales

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Contributor

Lloyd Bowen

Reader in Early Modern and Welsh History

Dr Bowen is a Reader in Early Modern History at Cardiff University and a Co-Invenstigator on the ‘Civil War Petitions’ project. He has published a number of books and articles on the seventeenth century including a study of John Poyer, the man who helped initiate the Second Civil War of 1648. A volume entitled ‘Early…

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Laura Stewart

Professor in Early Modern History

Laura A.M. Stewart is Professor in Early Modern History & Head of Department. Before joining the Department of History at York in 2016, she taught for ten years at Birkbeck, University of London, where she also held a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship (2005-7). Her research focuses on early modern British history, c.1550-c.1750. She has written…

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