Tudors and Stuarts

Arrest of the Five Members

Why did Charles I attempt and (fail) to arrest the Five Members of Parliament?

On the 4th January 1642, Charles I attempted and failed to arrest the Five Members of Parliament, prompting the English Civil War and his own eventual execution for treason.

Learning Zone – The English Civil War

This first part covers the background to the war including Charles I’s character, and ends at Edgehill.

The second part covers the events of the Civil War and questions whether Charles I was a traitor or a martyr.

Battle of Naseby

How did the Battle of Naseby affect the English Civil War?

On the 14th June 1645 the Battle of Naseby, a decisive engagement of the English Civil War, was fought between the Royalist army of King Charles I and the Parliamentarian New Model Army.

The Execution of Charles I of England

An overview of the causes of the execution of King Charles I

On the 30th January 1649 King Charles I of England, Scotland and Ireland was executed outside the Banqueting House in London.

Great Fire of London

A short overview of the Great Fire of London in 1666

After breaking out at a bakery in Pudding Lane, the catastrophic fire blazed for more than three days and destroyed over 13,000 houses, churches and government buildings.

Pepys Diary

31st May 1669: the day of the final entry in Samuel Pepys’ famous diary

On the 31st May 1669, Samuel Pepys wrote the final entry of his famous diary.

William and Mary

The Declaration of Right: how William and Mary became co-regents in 1689

On the 13th February 1689, William and Mary became co-regents of the Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland after agreeing to the Declaration of Right.