The familiar story of the 17th century told through unfamiliar voices.
English Civil War
Dismissed as ‘high and mighty’ and accused of pushing Charles I towards civil war, Henrietta Maria was a deft military mover – perhaps more so than the king himself.
Civil War politics amongst MPs and the New Model Army.
A great historian and public intellectual, Thomas Fuller championed moderation and responsibility in a time of war, polarisation and misinformation.
The Irish Rebellion of 1641 offered an opportunity for the ambitions of a well-connected group of Puritan politicians and businessmen. The result was civil war.
Politics, propaganda and censorship during the Civil Wars.
The path to Britain’s Civil Wars of the 17th century was paved in the three very different realms of England, Scotland and Ireland. But it was in the richest and most populous of these that crisis escalated into conflict.
In an age of political and religious division that ended in Civil War, Lucius Cary and his circle at Great Tew offered a space for debate and compromise.
The English republic was brought down by the same forces that brought it to power.
The dramatic events that shook Britain in the 17th century resonate more strongly than ever, despite attempts to marginalise them.