English Civil War

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Noun1.English Civil War - civil war in England between the Parliamentarians and the Royalists under Charles I; 1644-1648
Drogheda - in 1649 the place was captured by Oliver Cromwell, who massacred the Catholic inhabitants
battle of Marston Moor, Marston Moor - a battle in 1644 in which the Parliamentarians under the earl of Manchester defeated the Royalists under Prince Rupert
Battle of Naseby, Naseby - a battle in 1645 that settled the outcome of the first English Civil War as the Parliamentarians won a major victory over the Royalists
England - a division of the United Kingdom
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The six-hour battle on August 19 was the last significant clash between Roundheads led by Oliver Cromwell and Scottish Royalists during the second English Civil War (1646-1648), fighting over whether Parliament or the King should govern the country.
Eric Brown, heritage manager of Oakwell Hall, said: "The members of the English Civil War Society brought a household to the hall last October and it was a huge success.
THE North-east's contribution to the English Civil Wars of the 17th century will be the subject of a talk by senior museums curator Phil Philo.
Dr Ferguson thinks it could either be linked to the tumult surrounding the English Civil War or perhaps improvements undertaken in Georgian times.
The English Civil War was a gruelling, brutal and confusing affair that took almost ten years to produce a conclusive result, while the Super Bowl.
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Bizarrely, writer Peter Flannery went on to adapt the George Gently novels for ITV, before returning with edgy English Civil War psychodrama The Devil's Whore on Channel 4 last year.
Where was the final battle of the English Civil War fought in 1651?
These views apply only to the English civil war, not to those in Ireland and Scotland where there were different issues at stake.
He even went back to Cromwell and the English Civil War to argue that the fact that "successive waves of Millennarians, Anabaptists, Seekers, Ranters, and Quakers [who] assailed the established order and its clergy, preached a religion of the poor, argued for intuition and inspiration as against learning and doctrine" left a deep mark on the fledgling American nation.