English civil war royalists facts

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Regulated for Murder by Suzanne Adair

This mystery thriller is set in 1781 in North Carolina. Michael Stoddard is a lieutenant for the king who has been asked to investigate a questionable land deal in Wilmington, the city he is stationed in. He finds traps and a missing man, but is quickly pulled off the case to courier an urgent message inland to Lord Cornwallis. He heads for the town of Hillsborough dressed as a civilian to meet his contact, but he arrives on the doorstep just after said contact has been murdered, in time to see the supposed perpetrator disappear into the woods. The law in town is a questionable bunch of men, that Stoddard himself suspects the origins of, and they insist on his staying and not only cooperating in the investigation, but doing some of the investigating. Michael is in luck that an acquaintance from Wilmington is also in town, and is willing to assist in passing him off as a civilian and giving him shelter. As he continues to investigate he finds himself more and more suspicious of the law in town and worried about his own safety and those who have helped him.
With a little romance, a lot of suspense, and interesting characters galore, this is a mystery that will keep you glued to the page. I liked the main character of Michael who comes off as an upright member of society, with a slightly secretive past back in England. The widow Kate Duncan is an intelligent business woman who had an unhappy marriage and may be interested in Michael. Her aunt Rachel is another intelligent business woman who has tried to hide her trials from her family, but recognizes when it is time to be forthright. The young man Noah, who everyone has dismissed an an idiot because of his deafness is a gem of a character with hidden depths. Definitely interested in reading more. Wondering how Michael will fare when the English retreat from the United States.
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Why did Parliamentarians Wear Orange and Royalists Wear Red in the English Civil War?

The war began as a result of a conflict over the power of the monarchy and the rights of Parliament.
Suzanne Adair

English Civil Wars

British Broadcasting Corporation Home. From royalism and religion to money and women, Dr Mark Stoyle uncovers the complex motivations behind the choosing of sides in the English Civil War. Between and England was torn apart by a bloody civil war. On the one hand stood the supporters of King Charles I: the Royalists. On the other stood the supporters of the rights and privileges of Parliament: the Parliamentarians. Shortly before the war broke out, partisans of both sides began to apply an insulting nickname to their opponents, little dreaming that the two scornful labels which they had chosen for each other would ring down through the succeeding centuries. To the Parliamentarians, the Royalists were 'Cavaliers' - a term derived from the Spanish word 'Caballeros', meaning armed troopers or horsemen.

Here are four individuals which shaped this course of events. We remember Charles as the first and only King to be executed in this country. Others had been deposed and quietly murdered in the past, but this was the first one to have a full trial and execution. It seems that it was at least partially because of this belief that Charles failed to recognise the importance of Parliament and refused to compromise with dissident MPs. He antagonised Parliament by his attempts to rule without them throughout the s. When war with the Scots forced him to recall Parliament, he found himself forced to go along with a series of measures — including the arrest of some of his key advisers. However, as soon as the opportunity arose, he attempted to have his opponents arrested.

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The English Civil Wars are traditionally considered to have begun in England in August , when Charles I raised an army against the wishes of Parliament , ostensibly to deal with a rebellion in Ireland. Throughout the s, war between king and Parliament ravaged England, but it also struck all of the kingdoms held by the house of Stuart —and, in addition to war between the various British and Irish dominions, there was civil war within each of the Stuart states. The wars finally ended in with the flight of Charles II to France and, with him, the hopes of the British monarchy.

The Civil War was an accidental war. It was fought by gentlemen, and Cromwell was the key to victory There are many myths and misconceptions about the seismic 17th-century conflict, which saw fighting break out between supporters of King Charles I and opposing groups in each of Charles's kingdoms including Parliamentarians in England, Covenanters in Scotland and Confederates in Ireland. But what's fact and what's fiction? This misconception has a long pedigree. It came about because, at the restoration of the monarchy in , a number of those involved in raising forces against the king were still alive. They did this by calling in the Scottish army and by suborning English militia regiments that had been mobilised to meet the Scottish challenge.

The civil wars of seventeenth-century England also involved the two other kingdoms ruled by the Stuart dynasty, Scotland and Ireland. The invasion of England by a Scottish army seeking religious concessions in and again in precipitated political deadlock in London, which paved the way for a rebellion by Catholic Ireland October The struggle between King Charles I and his Westminster Parliament over who should control the army needed to crush the Irish insurrection in turn provoked the outbreak of civil war in England August Initially northern and western England, together with much of Ireland, stood for the king, while the southeast including London , the Royal Navy, and Scotland fought for Parliament. However, at Marston Moor July 2, Charles lost control of the north; and the following year, at Naseby June 14, the Parliamentary forces led by Oliver Cromwell routed his main field army. Having pacified all England, Parliament turned to the conquest of Ireland and Scotland. Since the Catholic Confederation of Kilkenny had controlled Irish affairs and periodically aided Charles.


  1. Roch M. says:

    The English Civil War (–) was a series of civil wars and political machinations between Parliamentarians ("Roundheads") and Royalists (" Cavaliers") principally over the manner of England's governance. .. execution of Strafford and the Protestation would end the drift towards war, but in fact they encouraged it.

  2. Léon G. says:

    10 Interesting Facts and Figures about the English Civil War

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