The English Civil Wars

Coram Rege Rolls, Charles I (KB 27/1681/2)

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In this virtual classroom session, students study a range of documents to consider some of the causes of the English Civil Wars. Which factor was the most significant in paving the way for the execution of Charles I?

Connections to the curriculum:

  • Key Stage 3

The development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1545

  • Key Stage 4

Edexcel GCSE History (9-1). Unit: Warfare and British Society, c1250-present, option 12, Warfare and English Society in the Early Modern Period: the experience of war.

OCR GCSE, History A, Explaining the Modern World (J410). This session provides support for the unit: War and British Society c.790-2010: The Civil Wars of 1642-1651 in England, Scotland and Ireland: the nature of these wars; their impact in the people of England, Scotland and Ireland, and the unit: Monarchy and Democracy in Britain c.1000 to 2014: Defeat and return of monarchy: Charles I’s personal rule 1629-1640; the Civil Wars and the abolition of monarchy; the Restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

AQA GCSE History (8145). Thematic study 2B Britain: Power and the People c1170 to the present day, part two: Challenging royal authority: the short and the long term impact of the English Revolution.

Session options

This session is delivered as a:

Virtual classroom

in your classroom

1 hour

Available:  All year

Cost: Free to UK schools

Suitability: Key stages 3 and 4

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