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Could the Commonwealth and the subsequent Protectorate have survived after the death of Oliver Cromwell on 3rd September 1658, or was it doomed to failure from the beginning?

Interviews, Ireland, Key Questions, Series, Teachers

Between 1643 and 1645, Basing House in Hampshire – which once rivalled Hampton Court in size and opulence – was besieged by Parliament’s forces.

Battles, Books, Education, Interviews, Teachers

Oliver Cromwell’s actions, decisions and response to the world in which he had to operate had consequences which shaped the history of Britain and the world beyond.

Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Talks, Teachers

Oliver Cromwell’s actions, decisions and response to the world in which he had to operate had consequences which shaped the history of Britain and the world beyond.

1658, Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Restoration, Series, Teachers

There is no more iconic or controversial figure in Britain during the first half of the 17th Century than Oliver Cromwell.

Education, Key Questions, Oliver Cromwell, Series, Teachers

The proceedings played out in front of thousands of spectators within Westminster Hall and in print were read by many more. The Rump Parliament intended the trial to serve propaganda purposes. However, this aim was subverted by the king’s surprisingly fluent defence in which he recast himself as a defender of the people’s liberty in the face of a new, arbitrary power.

1649, Charles I, Key Questions, Series, Talks

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