THE ENGLISH CIVIL WAR

It’s 1642! The English Civil War begins…

Acting on ‘the Divine Right of Kings’ (believing he was a representative of God) the ruling King Charles I decides to rule the country without a Parliament. Marrying a Catholic Queen also angered Parliament, who were mostly Puritan (strict ‘no-frills’ protestants). Before you know it Oliver Cromwell (on the side of Parliament) has declared War on the King. Cromwell sets up an army (called Roundheads) and the resulting civil war between the King’s Cavillers sees more people dead than in both the first and second world wars combined. King Charles I is beheaded and England became a ‘republic’ during which, back-to-basics Cromwell actually banned Christmas. After 12 years the public decide they’ve had enough and become a Monarchy once again.
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Civil War Cannons

Civil War Cannons

Save the Cavalier's heads from Cromwell's Cannons
Civil Sequences

Civil Sequences

Copy the sequences of the Civil War portraits.
Catch the Crowns

Catch the Crowns

Help King Charles catch the crowns and keep England a monarchy.
Civil War Keywords

Civil War Keywords

Un-scramble these Civil War keywords.
Civil War Picture Game

Civil War Picture Game

King Charles I, Cromwell and Prince Rupert are in a muddle - help sort them out.
Civil War Crossword

Civil War Crossword

Don't get too cross with Cromwell banning Christmas. Try this crossword instead...
Roundhead Hunter

Roundhead Hunter

You are a Royalist Cavalier. Shoot Cromwell's Roundheads, but avoid Prince Rupert's faithful dog.
Civil War Wordsearch

Civil War Wordsearch

King Charles II hid from Roundheads in an Oak Tree, but can you find him in this Word Search?

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