Wednesday, December 4th
The English Civil Wars were a series of conflicts between 1642 and 1651, primarily over who should rule the country, leading to the trial and execution of Charles I and a period without a monarch. After Cromwell’s death the monarchy was finally restored, under Charles II. It is estimated that total casualties were nearly 200,000 if you include civilian deaths as a result of the wars. They were truly devastating, often setting brother against brother, or neighbours against each other.
Charles II had a difficult job to restore confidence in the country, as well as a natural desire to punish those who had executed his father. He could only rule through the consent of Parliament so England was firmly set on the road to a parliamentary democracy. The Glorious Revolution of 1688 removed any ambiguity in the relations between King and Parliament.
Dr Appleby is an expert in the C17th and C18th, and has written on the difficulties of rebuilding society and the economy after the end of the Civil Wars. Come and find out more about the period, and the impact the Civil Wars had on Lincolnshire.
The talk is at Little Hale Methodist Chapel, December 4th, 4.30pm. Tea and coffee is available from 4pm. Everyone is welcome, whether members of the HA or not.
For more information contact the Secretary, Alf Wilkinson [t] 01529 460553 or [e] email@example.com
Price: There is no charge, but donations welcome.
Little Hale Methodist Chapel
21 Chapel Lane
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