The British Civil Wars blog will be starting in the summer of 2017. It will cover any and all of the armed conflicts where people from the British Isles fought on both sides from the Union of the Crowns (in 1603) until the end of the 20th Century.
British Civil Wars
There are an awful lot of British Civil Wars, mainly in the 17th & 18th centuries (there are more before that, but we didn’t properly become British until the union of the crowns in 1603). Here are some examples of British Civil Wars:
- The Bishops Wars (1638 & 1639, mainly in Scotland)
- First, Second & Third Civil Wars (1640-1649)
- Commonwealth campaigns in Scotland & Ireland (1650-58)
- Suppression of the Covenanters (1670s & 1680s)
- Monmouth’s rebellion (1685)
- The Glorious Revolution (1688-92)
- Jacobite Rebellions (many, including 1708, 1715, 1719 & 1745)
- American Revolution (1775-1783) [they were all British until they decided not to be]
- 1798 Irish Rebellion
In the early days I have a stock of articles on the erroneously named English Civil Wars. These will form the start of the British Civil Wars blog. I will be doing research on the wars following the Glorious Revolution over the latter half of 2017 for a book. I will be publishing some of that research as a teaser, and also the bits that I find interesting but don’t quite fit in the book.
If you are interested in contributing to the British Civil Wars blog, or have a related website or blog that you would like us to link to (or even exchange guest posts on) then do please get in touch.
Articles on any facet of the various conflicts in the British Isles are more than welcome, ideally with references and sources so that others can see where we’ve formed our opinions from.
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