The English Civil War: an exploration in context
Date:22 September 2020 to 28 September 2020
Price:From £2,095 per person (double room for single use supplement £195)
Nothing has imprinted itself so deeply on the nation’s memory as the national civil struggle of the mid seventeenth century, as this tour discovers. You will take a look at the first English Civil War that raged from 1642 to 1646, starting with an introductory presentation in Oxford, where Charles I founded his capital. Having established the context of the war, your investigations move on to Edgehill, the first major encounter of the war, before visiting other battle sites including Lansdown, Roundway Down, Cheriton and Newbury. Your journey finishes at the site of the decisive clash of arms at Naseby, where Parliament’s New Model Army changed the face of the conflict and seemingly put the outcome beyond doubt.
Colonel Nick Lipscombe, University of Oxford, and Professor Jeremy Black, University of Exeter
Nick is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society. Jeremy is a prolific lecturer and author of over 100 books.
- This journey examines the first English Civil War that raged from 1642 to 1646 and starts with a visit to Edgehill, the first major encounter of the war
- Explore Basing House, a fascinating set of ruins which bears witness to the struggle of the Civil War, and Broughton Castle, a fortified manor house that was besieged and occupied by Royalists
- Visit the sites of other great battles including Lansdown, Roundway Down, Cheriton and Newbury and reflect on sieges, which were integral to the struggle
- Journey to Chipping Campden and consider the struggle from the point of view of a small Cotswold village
- Complete your tour in Naseby, where Parliament’s New Model Army changed the face of the conflict
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