The Critical Years

Distinguished historians looking at events and individuals – famous and unknown – in the key years before, during and following the civil wars in Britain and Ireland.

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In this Series

1642 was a tempestuous year beginning on 4th January with the unsuccessful attempt by the King to arrest five members of Parliament.

1642, Causes of Civil War, Series, Talks

By New Year’s Day 1660, the Republican experiment in Britain was almost at an end and the country appeared to be drifting towards anarchy.

1660, Restoration, Series, Talks

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J Healey

Jonathan Healey

Associate Professor in Social History Kellogg College, University of Oxford

Jonathan Healey works on early-modern social and economic history. As well as being a Fellow of Kellogg, he is an Associate Professor in Social History in the Department for Continuing Education. Jonathan graduated from Magdalen College, Oxford in 2003. He then studied a Master’s at Reading before returning to Magdalen, where he completed his doctorate…

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