Category Archives: english civil war

[Review] The White King by Leanda de Lisle

Less than forty years after the golden age of Elizabeth I, England was at war with itself. The bloody, devastating civil wars set family against family, friend against friend. At the head of this disintegrating kingdom was Charles I. His … Continue reading

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[Looking Back] The Battle of Cheriton – 29th March 1644

As I’ve been signed off sick from the day job for a week, I don’t really have it in me to write a whole new blog post especially when I still have loads of other work to do (news on … Continue reading

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An Incorruptible Crown – The Execution of Charles I.

Following the outbreak of war in August 1642, with Charles I raising his standard in Nottingham, England was catapaulted into a civil war that split the country down the middle. In a nutshell, King Charles I believed that he held … Continue reading

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The Latest Trip To London

It’s been a while since the other half and I had one of our historical trips out so last week we took off to London for the day. And what a jam packed day it was. Given the expense of … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Charles I

Today in 1600, a young prince was born to King James I and his wife Anne of Denmark. This prince, the couple’s second son, would go on to become one the most famous monarchs that England had ever known – … Continue reading

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