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The British Civil Wars provides an exciting opportunity to engage learners of all ages and as Denise Greany, Learning Officer at National Civil War Centre explains, it brings compelling stories with a diverse and colourful cast of characters to the classroom

Education, National Civil War Centre, Teachers, Video

It is often said that there was nothing 'civil' about the British Civil Wars. This was not the story of dashing Cavaliers and God-fearing Roundheads fighting battles in fields far from the civilian population.

Civil War Petitions Project, English Civil Wars, Interviews

“Turncoat!” The word creates immediate images of traitors, renegades and defectors… here is a person who places self-interest above the well-being or safety of comrades-in-arms, and so switches sides irrespective of the resulting harm it does to the Cause.

English Civil Wars, Interviews, Royalists

The Civil Wars changed the lives of families all across the British Isles, and inevitably children became involved not only as passive bystanders, but also as child soldiers.

English Civil Wars, Interviews

In this interview, Dr. Ismini Pells reveals that PTSD in veterans is not a new problem. She discusses the psychological impact that can be seen in the men who fought in the Civil Wars.

Civil War Petitions Project, English Civil Wars, Features, Interviews, Mental Health, Military Medicine

In this talk Professor Vallance asks whether his condemnation and death were the pre-determined outcome of his trial.

1649, Charles I, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Second Civil War, Talks, Teachers

This podcast discusses the range of factors which caused the defeat of the royalists in England and Wales during the First Civil War of 1642-1646.

Charles I, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Royalists, Talks, Teachers

While many potential causes of the British Civil Wars have been identified, in this talk Professor Vallance focuses on the degree to which the king himself was responsible.

1640, 1641, Charles I, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Talks

Events which affected the course of British history are revealed in the “History of Parliament” Project.

English Civil Wars, Interviews

The origins and causes of the British civil wars have been the source of debate among historians.

Academic, Charles I, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Talks, Teachers

The regicide was followed by a period of political upheaval and constitutional change.

1649, 1660, Academic, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Talks, Teachers

How were the British Civil Wars fought and why did they end with the Royalist defeat and the execution of the King?

1642, 1649, Academic, Charles I, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Second Civil War, Talks, Teachers

What were the origins of the British Civil Wars?

1642, Academic, Charles I, Education, English Civil Wars, Key Questions, Talks, Teachers