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English Civil Wars Tours

King verses Parliament

Follow in the footsteps of Charles I and the Parliamentarians as they fight for control of the Kingdom. Join one of our Expert historians on a tour of the English Civil Wars Battlefields, follow the battles and see how they developed.

The English Civil Wars, also known as the ‘Great Rebellion’ or the ‘Wars of the Three kingdoms’, were a series of wars which took place between 1642 and 1651 and stemmed from an initial conflict between Charles I and Parliament over an Irish insurrection. The first war was settled with Oliver Cromwell’s victory for Parliamentary forces at the 1645 Battle of Naseby. The second phase ended with Charles’ defeat at the Battle of Preston and his subsequent execution in 1649.

Charles’ son, Charles, then formed an army of English and Scottish Royalists, which prompted Cromwell to invade Scotland in 1650. The following year, Cromwell shattered the remaining Royalist forces and ended the “Wars of the Three Kingdoms”. For the next eleven years Parliament ruled until Charles II in exchange for a promise of amnesty and religious toleration for his former enemies eventually ascended to the throne in 1660.

Five days / Four nights Classic Tour

1066 - Invasion Tour

Follow in the footsteps of Charles I and the Parliamentarians as they fight for control of the Kingdom. Explore the major English Civil Wars battlefields on a five-day tour in the company of one of our expert guides as they recount the stories of what happened.

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Cornwall in the English Civil Wars

English Civil War in Cornwall

Follow in the footsteps of the Royalist and Parliamentary Armies in the battles for the Royalist stronghold of Cornwall during the English Civil Wars. Visit the key battlefields of Lostwithiel and Stratton.

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Gloucestershire in English Civil Wars

English Civil War in Gloucestershire

Follow in the footsteps of the Royalist and Parliamentary Armies in the battles that took place in Gloucestershire during the English Civil Wars. Visit the key battlefield site including Coleford, Highnam, Ripple and Gloucester in the company of our battlefield historian and listen to the stories of the bloody events that took place.

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Herefordshire in English Civil Wars

English Civil War in Herefordshire

Follow in the footsteps of the Royalist and Parliamentary Armies in the battles for the Royalist strongholds in Herefordshire during the English Civil War. Visit the key battlefield sites including Brampton Bryan Castle, Hereford and Goodrich Castle in the company of our battlefield historian and listen to the stories of the bloody events that took place.

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Worcestershire in English Civil Wars

English Civil War in Worcestershire

Follow in the footsteps of the Royalist and Parliamentary Armies in the battles that took place in Worcestershire during the English Civil Wars. Visit the key battlefield sites including Powick Bridge, Upton-on-Severn and Worcester in the company of our battlefield historian and listen to the stories of the bloody events that took place.

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Page last updated: 16 July 2021.