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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

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

While accounts frequently focus on the large set-piece battles, much, if not most of the conflict was fought by regional or local forces in raids, skirmishes and sieges of strongpoints.

Battles, 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

Napoleon Bonaparte famously said “Soldiers generally win battles, generals get credit for them”.  This is certainly true of many of the histories of the British Civil Wars.

Battles, Interviews, Military History, Series

1647 was the first year of peace after Parliament’s victory in the First Civil War.

1647, Series, Talks

This is the incredible but true story of John Poyer of Pembroke.

Books, Interviews, Oliver Cromwell, Second Civil War, Wales

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

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

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

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