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English Civil War Analysis

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Overview #1 The English Civil War was a tragic yet wondrous conflict that began in 1642 and ended in 1660. The two sides, the Parliamentarians (Roundheads) and the Royalists (Cavaliers) fought to protect their beliefs on what Britain should be. The Royalists supported the concept of Monarchy and agreed with the idea of the King, who was Charles I at the time, standing for the country. The Parliamentarians thought different. They wanted a future with Parliament being the top boss of the country. The Parliamentarians won. What is a civil war? A civil war defines as a war between citizens of the same country. There have been many civil wars in History, some include; - The Roman Civil War; - The American Civil War; - The War of Reform (Mexico);…show more content…
However, the Roundheads wore plain and simple clothes, and as they were shaved, they were insulted for having such a circular appearance for a head, concluding to the nickname/insult being "Roundheads". The Parliament supporters also had their fair share of insults. These verbal wars began at the start of the conflict, most likely shocking people because of the child-like behaviour from the two formal…show more content…
In my opinion, this is one of the many things that made the civil battle interesting. The weapons used included: - Bayonets - a sword-like impaling blade which is normally fixed on a rifle; - Muskets - a light gun with a long barrel, normally fired from the shoulder, a smoothbore gun; - Crossbows - ranged weapon based on a bow, placed on a frame; - Halberds - a two-handed pole weapon, mostly used in the 14th and 15th century. - English longbows - powerful longbow approximately 1.8m (6ft) long, effective against the French during the Hundred Years' War (another civil war). My Opinion and Views I personally think that the English Civil War was certainly a notable conflict. Although it was unfortunate for all of the lives lost, life may have been worse without it. Something terrible always has something good hidden behind it. Furthermore, I think the King's execution was a very controversial event. He was killed for treason, which is betraying your country. This probably would have shocked some people because the Levellers (a political movement during the war) believed that the only crime you could be executed for was
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