English Civil War of 1642-1651

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How did the English Civil War affect families?

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The English Civil War raged on for approximately nine years (1642-1651) in England between Royalists and Parliamentarians. The two groups fought for control of the government with the Royalists supporting, first King Charles I and later Charles II. The Parliamentarians, on the other hand, supported the Long Parliament and later the Rump Parliament. The Parliamentarians emerged victorious in the conflict.

The royal family was affected by the execution of Charles I and the subsequent exile of his son, Charles II. In some instances, members of the general public attempted to protest for or against the war, but these attempts ended in injury,...

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