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Which side would you have been on in the English Civil War of 1642-1651?

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Which side would you have been on in the English Civil War of 1642-1651?

Post by Stox 16 on Sat Dec 31, 2011 4:39 am

Which side would you have fought for during the English civil war in 1642-1651?

would you be a Royalists with all the obvious loyalty to monarchy who have been seen as more ignorant people with a lack of knowledge on most things political.

or would it of been the Parliamentarians were guilty of some bad very bad acts (like what they did in Ireland, which was largely Cromwell's doing) but they represented the progressive side of Britain at this time.

A interesting question at the time of the English civil war, as many family's where split down the middle at the time with brothers and brothers and even sons against fathers.
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Re: Which side would you have been on in the English Civil War of 1642-1651?

Post by ROB on Sat Dec 31, 2011 5:31 am


... what they did in Ireland, which was largely Cromwell's doing...

Neither. It's true that y'all's monarchy needed checking, but Cromwell's intolerable acts in Eire amount to near-genocide.
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Re: Which side would you have been on in the English Civil War of 1642-1651?

Post by oftenwrong on Sat Dec 31, 2011 2:18 pm

More wars have had a religious dimension than any other single cause.
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Re: Which side would you have been on in the English Civil War of 1642-1651?

Post by Stox 16 on Sun Jan 15, 2012 2:45 am

RockOnBrother wrote:

... what they did in Ireland, which was largely Cromwell's doing...

Neither. It's true that y'all's monarchy needed checking, but Cromwell's intolerable acts in Eire amount to near-genocide.

True Rock. but of the two sides Cromwell did represented the progressive side of Britain at this time. so would of got my vote
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The last time Newark made history

Post by astradt1 on Sun Jun 01, 2014 10:09 pm

Have just been thinking, after having read that the Tory candidate in Newark's by-election is writing a history of Price Rupert, that the last time we made history which changed the face of British politics was when Charles the first surrendered to the Scots at Kelham at the end of the English Civil War and a year later look what happened. We ended up with Oliver Cromwell and five years of oppression of everything in the name of puritanism......A change for the better?
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