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English Civil Wars

English, English Civil Wars, History

A tumultuous time in our nation’s history, the English Civil Wars ripped apart the country and led to regicide. An intriguing aspect of your pupils study of the development of Church, state and society in Britain 1509-1745; it also features in Edexcel and OCR GCSE papers. The Royal Armouries Museum houses the largest collection of weapons and armour from the English Civil Wars in the world. This part of our collection is called the ‘Littlecote House Collection’ and was originally collected by the parliamentarian Colonel Alexander Popham. Click here to read about Alexander.

We have designed the resources below to help your pupils learn, whether they are in the classroom or at home. They will also support and complement a visit. Click here to see our English Civil Wars workshop page.

Download the English Civil Wars Teacher Notes KS3 (pdf, 735 KB) for helpful information and tips on how these resources can assist in your lesson planning.

Videos

‘Cannons are roaring’ ballad

With lyrics originating from 1637, this ballad will transport pupils back to the mid 1600s. The lyrics describe open field battle, sieges and the role of women in battle, giving an excellent insight into the time period in a very different way than a text book.

Cannons are roaring ballad- English Civil War- Transcript (Word, 7 KB)

 

Photo Bank

Weapons

Armour

Colonel Alexander Popham

Contact

educate.leeds@armouries.org.uk
07785692443

Learning packs and resources

English Civil Wars Teacher Notes KS3 (pdf, 938 KB)


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