The Stuarts
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Updated fully. Sept '12


 
 
   


1. General sites
2. James I & Charles I
3. Civil War
4. Cromwell
5. Charles II & Restoration
6. James II, William, Mary & Anne


   
 



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     All links checked and updated, September 2012



 

 

 

 

 

 
   
 
 

 
1. General sites

  • The Stuarts The key details listed for you to click on. The information is set out clearly. Very good for extra information and links to detailed sites which is found in Further Information
  • The Stuarts Click on a key word for more details, diagrams and pictures. Clear and easy to use.
  • Stuart England Click on a title for details from your lesson topics. It's a long list so look all the way down!

  

 

 

 

 

                        
 
 
 
 
 
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2. The Early Stuarts: James I & Charles I
    

James I 1603-1625 

 

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!
James VI & I Detailed sections on James and many essays on his reign (unsure of the consistency of their quality)

 

     The Gunpowder Plot  
  The Gunpowder Plot Society Has many details on the events and background as well as the key people and places concerned and links to other sites on the Plot. 
Three more difficult articles by historians on the Gunpowder Plot and its results:

  

    

Charles I 1625-1649
  • Picture of Charles IStraightforward biographies:
  • Timeline Useful timeline which links to other sites on key events.
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Charles I from the National Portrait Gallery. A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings
  • Charles I Simple bio from Spartacus educational.

 

 

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King Charles I Thoroughly cross linked to people and events this is the bio from the British Civil Wars and Commonwealth website



Charles I and other Key figures of his reign and the Civil War.
Go to this casahistoria site for many links to full (and often more difficult) sites. Links include:


Background to the Civil War.
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3. Civil War

 

 


The Events of the Civil War
Go to this casahistoria site for many links to full (and often more difficult) sites. Links include:

The Trial and Death of Charles I
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4. Parliament & Protector Cromwell, but no king.


Oliver Cromwell 1644-1658
  • Oliver CromwellStraightforward biographies:
    • Oliver Cromwell Simple bio from Spartacus educational.
    • Timeline of Cromwell's life from History learning site. Useful way to see the main points of his life.
    • Who Was Oliver Cromwell? Brief BBC video on his background (& death mask!)
    • Local Hero? Use this interactive site to decide if Cromwell was a "local hero" to his neighbours in Cambridgeshire
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Cromwell from the National Portrait Gallery. A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings

I'm useful but a little more difficult!!  Cromwell Thoroughly cross linked to people and events this is the bio from the British Civil Wars and Commonwealth website
I'm useful but a little more difficult!!  Cromwell: Hero or villain? Article from the BBC



Cromwell
Go to this casahistoria site for many links to full (and often more difficult) sites. Links include:
  • Biographies Cromwell websites | Outline biographies Political & Religious Views | Death 
  • Academic articles & assessment Viewed by contemporaries | Traditional views | Recent views & assessment Cromwell lectures 

Commonwealth & Protectorate
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5. Charles II and the Restoration

 

Charles II 1660-1685
  • Charles II milled silver threepence, 1664-5Straightforward biographies:
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Charles II from the National Portrait Gallery. A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings
  

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Charles II Outline of his life and reign from the BBC
    

     Plague and Fire of London
I'm useful but a little more difficult!!  Two more detailed items London's rebuilding after the Fire:
 

 

The Restoration
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6. Later Stuarts: James II, Wiliam & Mary, Anne

 

James II 1685-1688
  • James II Halfcrown coinStraightforward biographies:
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of James II from the National Portrait Gallery. A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings

 



William III and Mary II 1689-1702
  William III of Orange Outline with video clips of his life and reign from the BBC. Links to many other sites.



Anne 1702-1714
  • Queen Anne - guinea 1713Straightforward biographies:
  • Portraits A page of the portraits painted of Anne from the National Portrait Gallery.  A good selection of images from the time - not just paintings

 

  Acts of Union: The creation of the United Kingdom Detailed BBC page with flag images of how not just Scotland in 1707, but also Ireland, in 1800, were brought into the union. 








                  

 

 
 
 
 
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