Christmas is Cancelled – The Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s
Dec05

Christmas is Cancelled – The Puritan assault on Christmas during the 1640s and 1650s

As the year 1645 came to a close Englishmen had little cause for celebration. The country was 3 years into a vicious civil war and if that wasn’t bad enough any of the traditional festivities that they might have looked forward to had been abolished by order of the two Houses of Parliament sitting at Westminster – this was Puritan England’s assault on Christmas.

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Guernsey and the English Civil War
Nov15

Guernsey and the English Civil War

A brief look at what happend in Guernsey during this pivotal moment in British History

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Castel Cornet’s most famous prisoner – General Lambert
Oct04

Castel Cornet’s most famous prisoner – General Lambert

Choosing sides in the English Civil War was never easy. Guernsey sided with Parliament whilst Guernsey’s Governor, Sir Peter Osbourne, chose the King. He fled to Castle Cornet and thus began a 9 year siege between Castle and island. Even after the war was over and the Monarchy restored Castle Cornet’s part in this great upheaval was not over as we see in this article.

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Some Notes on a not so ‘Civil’ War
Apr12

Some Notes on a not so ‘Civil’ War

The English Civil War was a complex affair. Even today historians are unable to completely agree on the exact causes of it. In this article we look at some simple notes and observations on this seminal conflict that gave the British the democracy and constitutional monarchy they still enjoy today.

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