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By 1644, the Civil War was entering its third year and the intervention of a Scots Army of 20,000 men dramatically now changed the balance of power in Parliament’s favour.

Battles, Interviews, Military History, Oliver Cromwell

This programme shines a light on the significant role played by Yorkshire in Parliament’s victory during the Civil Wars. 

Civil War Petitions Project, Interviews, Military History

Sergeant-Major General Phillip Skippon was described as “… the type of man found in the best British armies throughout the centuries”.

Battles, Military History, Talks

Ask who was the Parliamentary general who created the New Model Army was and the most likely answer will be “Oliver Cromwell”. But in fact, it was Sir Thomas Fairfax.

Battles, Interviews, Military History

Many controversies swirl around the legacy of Oliver Cromwell and over the centuries it has become increasingly difficult to separate fact from fiction.

Interviews, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell

Edward Sexby, a comrade-in-arms of Oliver Cromwell who became his implacable enemy.

1647, Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Series

Oliver Cromwell, who chaired most of the Putney Debates,  took a different approach to that of his son in law, Henry Ireton, who confronted the radicals head-on and tried to undermines their arguments.

1647, Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Series

Henry Ireton was the eloquent spokesperson for the Grandees of the New Model Army who sided with his father-in-law Oliver Cromwell.

1647, Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Series

Thomas Rainborowe was the romantic rallying point of the radicals during the debates.

1647, Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Series

John Wildman was one of most active members of the group of radical Levellers who argued for democratic, republican government in the Putney Debates of 1647.  He was one of the most enigmatic and fasinating figure whose life spanned two revolutions and a bewildering range of political alliances.

1647, Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Series

By the summer of 1647, Parliament had won the First Civil War. At the battles of Naseby and Langport, the New Model Army had crushed the Royalist field armies and the King himself was now their prisoner. But all was not well on the parliamentary side.

1647, Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Series

The battle of Naseby finally destroyed the field army of the King and in two hours changed the history not only of Britain, but every modern democracy.

1645, Battles, Civil War Petitions Project, Interviews, Military Medicine

Discover the momentous event that occurred at Naseby, which was to shape history - not only of Britain but every modern democracy.

1645, Charles I, English Civil Wars, Interviews, Military History, Oliver Cromwell