English Civil War

Video podcast series by History Hub, Royal Holloway, University of London

Published: 10th July 2020

English Civil War

In this series of videos, produced by Royal Holloway, University of London, staff and students examine the English Civil War, including looking at the religious, political, social, and economic causes of the Civil War; the Scottish and Irish dimensions to the conflict; the role of the New Model Army in determining its outcome; radical groups such as the Diggers, Levellers, and Ranters; key speeches from the trial of Charles I and the king’s speech from the scaffold; and historiographical debates surrounding Charles and Cromwell’s motivations, actions and historical reputation. Note: click the icon in the top right corner to see the complete playlist.