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.
English 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.
The often overlooked importance of maritime affairs on the course of the Civil Wars.
The Civil Wars of the 17th century prompted pioneering medical care and welfare, provided by the state not just for soldiers but for the widows and children they left behind, as Eric Gruber von Arni and Andrew Hopper show.
Remains found at Durham University shed new light on Oliver Cromwell's victory at the Battle of Dunbar.
A protest against the English Civil War ends in tragedy.