Tag Archives: Civil Wars

Art, power and money: the sale of Charles I’s art collection

On Tuesday of this week – 30th January – we observed the anniversary of the regicide, the execution of Charles I. This is not the only reason Charles I has been in the spotlight recently, Dr Vivienne Larminie, Assistant Editor … Continue reading

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Unlikely Parliamentarians 5: Civil War religious radical

This week is Parliament Week, a programme of events and activities that connects people across the UK with Parliament and democracy. To mark it, every day this week we are publishing a blog on ‘unlikely parliamentarians’  – the men and … Continue reading

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Writing Parliamentary Biography, the Commons 1640-1660. Part 4: Oliver Cromwell (1599-1658), the Parliament making, Parliament breaking MP

In the final of his four-part series, Dr Stephen Roberts, editor of the Commons 1640-60 section, discusses parliament’s most famous figure… John Pym, the subject of the last blog, was exceptional in his elusiveness despite his workaholism, his devotion to … Continue reading

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An Early Welsh Manifesto

To celebrate St David’s Day tomorrow, Dr Stephen Roberts, the editor of our Commons 1640-1660 section, discusses a text used in the Civil War to try and win over the primarily royalist-supporting Wales to the Presbyterian cause in Parliament… Unique among … Continue reading

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