Tag Archives: English Civil War

Petition of Right

What was the significance of the Petition of Right?

On the 7th June 1628, the Petition of Right was approved by King Charles I.

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.