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Welcome to the 17th century section of casahistoria. Here you will find links to sites dealing with the British Civil Wars of the mid 17th century.
 
To find links to topics (these are related and structured so as to fit in best with UK A level courses) you should click on the appropriate link below. This will take you to sites that give you background for your topics of study.
 
You can also scroll down this page to see a site-map with links to all the key Civil War (1630-1660) sections of casahistoria.
 
 
 
 
 
 Our sites on the civil war period (1630-1660):
 
  Background to civil war period
  People of the civil war
  Military Events
  Beliefs & ideas
  The Commonwealth & Protectorate
  The 1660 Restoration Settlement
 
   Site Map - Civil War period (1630-60)       

        Revision, 1646-52

        Revision, Cromwell
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Click on the appropriate link below. This will take you to sites that give you background for your topics of study.

 

  Background to Civil War period, 1630-1660

1. General outlines of the period
2.
Sites by re-enactment groups

3.
Causes of the conflict
         General
         Scotland
         Ireland

4.
Taking Sides
5.
Maps and documents

6
. Fun and Games

 

 

  People of the Civil War Period, 1630-1660

1. Charles I
         Biographies
         Idea of Kingship
         Trial & Execution
2.
"Who's Who" in the background period of the civil wars
3. Personalities of the Civil War Period
4. Civilian life in the 17th century
         General sites
         Local studies
         Women
        
Documents
5. Oliver Cromwell
         Outline biographies
         Academic articles & assessments

 

  Military Events

1. Weapons and soldiers
         Armies
         New Model Army
         Weapons
         Military Life
         Documents
2. Battles of the Civil Wars, 1642-9
         Key Battles
         2nd Civil War
3. Local War Studies
4. British Wars of the Commonwealth
         Scotland
         Ireland
5. Overseas wars of the Commonwealth
         Dutch Wars 
         Spanish War 
         Colonies

 

  Revolutionary Beliefs & Ideas

1. Religious Belief
         The reformation and religious change
         Puritanism
         The independent/dissenter churches
         More thorough essays

2. Revolutionary Ideas
         Levellers & Diggers
         Putney Debates

 

The Commonwealth & Protectorate

1. General sites for the period
2. Rump and Barebones
The Rump | Barebones
3. Instrument of Government:
     a) Instrument of Government
     b) Protectorate Parliaments
First | Second | Humble Petition and Advice | Third
     c) Major Generals
4. Oliver Cromwell:
     a) Biographies
Cromwell websites | Outline biographies | Political Views | Death
     b) Academic articles & assessment
Viewed by contemporaries | Traditional views | More recent views & assessments
Cromwell lectures 
 

1660 Restoration Settlement  (End of the Commonwealth & Protectorate)

1. General Resources   
2. Oliver Cromwell to Charles II
3. The Restoration Settlement

Charles II
The Convention Parliament

Political settlement
Religious settlement
Charles, ministers and early court politics

4. Foreign Relations
5. Miscellany

 

 

Revision Materials on this period go to top of page

 

 

AS Revision - 1646-52

 

A2 Revision: Cromwell

 

 

 

 

 

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