Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

21/8/2007

The Stuart English Civil War

The English Civil War (or as it is more correctly called, the British Civil War) was a war between the English king Charles I and his supporters on one side and the English Long Parliament, which was led by Oliver Cromwell on the other side. The war began in the summer of 1642 and lasted seven long years until early 1649 when Charles I was deposed. Charles I was subsequently tried and executed by members of the Parliament.

In Britain, this war was often called simply “the civil war” which has led many to confuse it with the American Civil War. The English Civil War was by no means the only civil war ever fought in England or Britain although it is arguably the most significant one. Also known as the English Revolution, this war was also called The Great Rebellion especially among royalist circles. for more click here

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