The search for settled government, 1646-53: the battle of ideals; the establishment of a republic; the rule of the Rump and the saints; military coup evaluation


Themes for Analysis

Analysis + Evaluation

What was the socio-political impact of the Civil War?

What issues divided parliament by 1646?

Why did the New Model Army intervene in politics?

What impact did the Levellers have on the search for settlement?

Why was there a Second Civil War?

Why was Charles I executed and who was most responsible?



How fragile was the Commonwealth?

What were the successes and failures of the Rump and why did Cromwell expel it?

Was the Nominated Assembly Cromwell's greatest folly?




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