Historical Links

I’m thrilled that you’ve found this tab because this means you’re interested in finding out more about the English Civil War and/or life in the 17th Century!

Here are some of my favourite links. If you’d like to recommend a site, please leave a comment below. I can’t resist a good resource.

God save you, fellow traveller.

Websites and Resources:

English Civil War

BBC History of the Civil War

BBC Battle of Worcester Timelines

British Civil Wars, Commonwealth and Protectorate (BCW Project)

British History Online

The Crabchurch Conspiracy

The Earl of Northampton’s Regiment of Foote

English Civil War articles, discussions, resources, maps

English Civil War Society

History of the Commonwealth and the Protectorate 1649-1656

King Charles II Ciphers During Exile

Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second

The Sealed Knot

Life in 17th Century England:

17th Century English Recipes

The Diary of Samuel Pepys

English Broadside Ballad Archive

The Geffrye Museum of the Home

Markham’s Master-piece (Containing all knowledge belonging to smith, farrier or horse leach)

Nicholas Culpepper’s Complete Herbal and English Physician

Women’s Lives in the Civil Wars

Music inspired by the Civil War:

The Dolmen (Crabchurch Conspiracy Album)




  1. I’m fascinated by anything related to the Civil War. I live in Newark (UK) where there’s always a lot going on about that period, We have the National Civil War museum here, and the Sealed Knot do a lot of reenactments at Newark Castle, as well as at Sutton on Trent. As you’ll already know, Charles surrendered to Parliament at nearby Southwell. Poor old Newark Castle was one of the many that Cromwell had ‘slighted’.


    1. I’m so happy to hear from people who are fascinated by this era! Happily, I’ll be visiting Newark soon. Can’t wait to see it. You’re very lucky to have it in your backyard.


      1. I hope you really enjoy it. There isn’t a great deal left of the castle, partly due to the slighting after Charles surrendered, but also through general deterioration over the years since. The one remaining curtain wall looks quite impressive from the River Trent.
        On Charles’ surrender, he ordered the garrison of royalists holding Newark castle to surrender it to Parliamentary forces. They did so very reluctantly, despite having been besieged several times.

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