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English Parliamentary Army victory over all other protagonists

Execution of King Charles I Exile of Charles II Defeat of the Irish Confederates Defeat of the Scottish Covenanters English Parliament reduced to a Rump Establishment of the republican Commonwealth


English, Scottish and Irish Royalists Scottish Covenanters Irish Confederates Irish Protestants English Parliamentarians

Commanders and leaders

Charles I   Prince Rupert Charles II Marquis of Montrose (in Scotland)

Marquis of Argyll David Leslie

Confederate Supreme Council Owen Roe O'Neill
Owen Roe O'Neill
(in Ulster) Thomas Preston (in Leinster) Garret Barry (in Munster) John Burke (in Connacht) Edmund O'Dwyer (in Munster)

Earl of Inchiquin Duke of Ormonde

Earl of Essex Earl of Manchester Thomas Fairfax Oliver Cromwell George Monck
George Monck
(in Scotland) Michael Jones (in Ireland) Henry Ireton
Henry Ireton
(in Ireland)

Casualties and losses

50,000 English and Welsh[1] 34,000[1]

127,000 noncombat English and Welsh deaths (including some 40,000 civilians)[2]

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Bishops' Wars
Bishops' Wars
Irish Confederate Wars
Irish Confederate Wars
• English Civil Wars (First • Second • Third) • Scottish Civil War • Cromwellian conquest of Ireland

The Wars of the Three Kingdoms,[a] sometimes known as the British Civil Wars,[b] formed an intertwined series of conflicts that took place in England, Ireland and Scotland between 1639 and 1651. The English Civil War
English Civil War
proper has become the best-known of these conflicts; it included abolishing the monarchy and executing the kingdoms' monarch, Charles I, by the English parliament in 1649. The history of these wars is often extended to include the uprisings and conflicts that continued through the 1650s until the English Restoration of the monarchy in 1660, and sometimes to include Venner's uprising the following year. The wars were the outcome of broadly-set tensions over religious and civil issues. Religious disputes centred on whether religion was to be dictated by the monarch or by choice, the conscience, of the individual, with many people feeling that they ought to have freedom of religion (freedom of conscience). The related civil questions were to setting the extent the king's rule was to be constrained by parliaments—in particular his right to raise taxes and armed forces without consent of the parliament. The wars also had elements of national conflicts, as Ireland and Scotland rebelled against England's primacy within the Three Kingdoms. The broad and durable victory of the English Parliament—ultimately, under Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
and the Army, overcoming the king, the Irish and the Scots, and then outlasting the Cromwellian Protectorate itself—helped establish the future of Great Britain and Ireland as a constitutional monarchy with political power centred on the Parliament in London. The wars included the Bishops' Wars
Bishops' Wars
of 1639 and 1640, the Scottish Civil War of 1644–1645; the Irish Rebellion of 1641, Confederate Ireland, 1642–1649 and the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland
Cromwellian conquest of Ireland
in 1649 (collectively the Eleven Years War or Irish Confederate Wars); and the First, Second and Third English Civil Wars of 1642–1646, 1648–1649 and 1650–1651.


1 Background

1.1 General 1.2 Scotland 1.3 England 1.4 Ireland

2 Wars 3 Aftermath 4 See also 5 Notes 6 References 7 Further reading 8 External links

Background[edit] General[edit] After 1541, monarchs of England styled their Irish territory as also a Kingdom—replacing the Lordship of Ireland—and ruled there with the assistance of a separate Irish Parliament, while Henry VIII integrated Wales
more closely into the Kingdom of England. Scotland, the third separate kingdom, was governed by the House of Stuart. Via the English Reformation, King Henry VIII made himself head of the Protestant Church of England
Church of England
and outlawed Catholicism
in England and Wales. In the course of the 16th century Protestantism
became intimately associated with national identity in England: English folk in general saw Catholicism
as the national enemy, especially as it was embodied in the rivals France
and Spain. But Catholicism
remained the religion of most people in Ireland; for many Irish it was a symbol of native resistance to the Tudor conquest/reconquest of Ireland in 1541. In the Kingdom of Scotland
Kingdom of Scotland
the Protestant Reformation
Protestant Reformation
was a popular movement led by John Knox. The Scottish Parliament legislated for a national Presbyterian
church—namely the Church of Scotland
Church of Scotland
or the "Kirk"—and the Catholic Mary, Queen of Scots
Mary, Queen of Scots
was forced to abdicate in favour of her son James VI of Scotland. James grew up under a regency disputed between Catholic and Protestant factions; when he took power he aspired to be a "universal King" favouring the English Episcopalian system of bishops appointed by the king. In 1584, he introduced bishops into the Church of Scotland, but met with vigorous opposition, and he had to concede that the General Assembly would continue running the church without his say. The personal union of the three kingdoms under one monarch came about when King James VI of Scotland
James VI of Scotland
succeeded Elizabeth I to the English throne in 1603, when he also became King James I of England
James I of England
and of Ireland. In 1625, Charles I succeeded his father, and marked three main concerns regarding England and Wales: how to fund his government, how to reform the church, and how to limit (the English) Parliament's interference in his rule. At that time he showed little interest in his other two kingdoms, Scotland and Ireland.[7] Scotland[edit] See also: Bishops' Wars

The spark—riot in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh, reputedly started by Jenny Geddes

James VI remained Protestant, taking care to maintain his hopes of succession to the English throne. He duly became James I of England
James I of England
in 1603 and moved to London. His diplomatic and political skills now concentrated fully in dealing with the English Court and Parliament—at the same time running Scotland by writing instructions to the Privy Council of Scotland and controlling the Parliament of Scotland through the Lords of the Articles. He contravened the sovereign authority of the Scottish General Assembly and stopped it from meeting, then increased the number of bishops in the Church of Scotland. In 1618 he held a General Assembly and pushed through Five Articles of Episcopalian practices, which were widely boycotted. After his death in 1625, James was succeeded by his son Charles I, who was crowned in St Giles' Cathedral, Edinburgh—the Scottish coronation—in 1633, with full Anglican
rites. Charles was less skillful or restrained than his father; his attempts to enforce Anglican
practices in the Church of Scotland
Church of Scotland
created opposition that reached a flashpoint when he introduced the Book of Common Prayer. His confrontation with the Scots came to a head in 1639, when he tried and failed to coerce Scotland by military means, the Bishops' wars. England[edit]

See also the English Civil War
English Civil War

Charles shared his father's belief in the Divine Right of Kings, and his persistent assertion of this standard seriously disrupted relations between the Crown and the English Parliament. The Church of England remained dominant, but a powerful Puritan
minority, represented by about one third of Parliament, began to assert themselves; their religious precepts had much in common with the Presbyterian
Scots. The English Parliament and the king had repeated disputes over taxation, military expenditures and the role of parliament in government. While James I had held much the same opinions as his son regarding royal prerogatives, he had discretion and charisma enough to often persuade Parliamentarians to his thinking. Charles had no such skill in political or human management; faced with multiple crises during 1639–1642, he failed to prevent his kingdoms from sliding into civil war. When Charles approached the Parliament to pay for a campaign against the Scots, they refused; they then declared themselves to be permanently in session—the Long Parliament—and soon presented Charles a long list of civil and religious grievances requiring his remedy before they approved any new legislation. Ireland[edit] Meanwhile, in the Kingdom of Ireland
Kingdom of Ireland
(proclaimed such in 1541 but only fully conquered for the Crown in 1603), tensions had also begun to mount. Thomas Wentworth, Charles I's Lord Deputy of Ireland, angered Roman Catholics by enforcing new taxes while denying them full rights as subjects; he further antagonised the native Irish Catholics by repeated initiatives to confiscate and transfer their lands to English colonists. Conditions became explosive in 1639 when Wentworth offered Irish Catholics some reforms in return for them raising and funding an Irish army (led by Protestant officers) to put down the Scottish rebellion. The idea of an Irish Catholic army enforcing what many saw as already tyrannical government horrified both the Scottish and the English Parliaments, who in response threatened to invade Ireland. Wars[edit] See also: Bishops' War, Irish Rebellion of 1641, English Civil War, Irish Confederate Wars, and Scotland in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms Modern historians have emphasised the lack of inevitability of the civil wars, noting that the sides resorted to 'violence first' in situations marked by mutual distrust and paranoia. Charles' initial failure to quickly end the Bishops' Wars
Bishops' Wars
informed the antagonists that force could serve them better than negotiation. In Ireland, alienated by English Protestant domination and frightened by the rhetoric of the English and Scottish Parliaments, a small group of Irish conspirators launched the Irish Rebellion of 1641, ostensibly in support of the "King's Rights". The rising featured widespread assaults on Protestant communities in Ireland, sometimes culminating in massacres of the defenseless. In England and Scotland, rumours spread that the killings had the king's sanction, which, for many, foreshadowed their own fate if the king's Irish troops landed in Britain. Thus the English Parliament refused to pay for a royal army to put down the rebellion in Ireland; instead Parliament decided to raise its own armed forces. The king did likewise, rallying those Royalists (some of them members of Parliament) who believed their fortunes were best served by loyalty to the king.

The English and Scots armies lovingly embrace each other

The English Civil War
English Civil War
ignited in 1642. Scottish Covenanters
Scottish Covenanters
(as Presbyterians there called themselves) joined forces with the English Parliament in late 1643 and played a major role in the Parliamentary victory. Over more than two years the king's forces were ground down by the efficiency of those of Parliament, including the New Model Army, backed as they were by the financial muscle of the City of London. On 5 May 1646 at Southwell, Charles I surrendered to the Scottish army besieging Newark-on-Trent. What remained of the English and Welsh Royalist
armies and garrisons surrendered piecemeal over the next few months.[8] Meanwhile, the rebellious Irish Catholics formed their own government—Confederate Ireland—intending to help the Royalists in return for religious toleration and political autonomy. Troops from England and Scotland fought in Ireland, and Irish Confederate troops mounted an expedition to Scotland in 1644, sparking the Scottish Civil War. There, the Royalists gained a series of victories in 1644–1645, but were crushed after the main Covenanter
armies returned to Scotland upon the end of the first English Civil War. The Scots handed Charles over to the English and returned to Scotland, the English Parliament having paid them a large sum for their expenses in the English campaign. After his surrender, Charles was approached by the Scots, the Presbyterians in the English Parliament, and the Grandees of the New Model Army, all attempting to reach an accommodation with him and among themselves that would gain the peace while preserving the crown. But now, a breach between the New Model Army and Parliament widened day by day, until the Presbyterians in Parliament, with allies among the Scots and the remaining Royalists, saw themselves strong enough to challenge the Army, which began the Second English Civil War.[9] The New Model Army
New Model Army
vanquished the English Royalist
and Parliamentarians, and their Scottish Engager
allies. On account of his secret machinations with the Scottish Engagers, Charles was charged with treason against England.[10] Subsequently, the Grandees and their civilian supporters would not reconcile with the king or the Presbyterian
majority in Parliament. The Grandees acted; soldiers were used to purge the English Parliament of those who opposed the Army. The resultant Rump Parliament
Rump Parliament
of the Long Parliament
Long Parliament
then passed enabling legislation for putting Charles I on trial for treason. He was found guilty of treason against the English commons and was executed on 30 January 1649.[11] After the execution of King Charles I the Rump Parliament
Rump Parliament
passed a series of acts declaring England a republic and that the House of Commons—without the House of Lords—would sit as the legislature and a Council of State would act as the executive power. In the other two kingdoms the execution of Charles caused the warring parties to unite, and they recognised Charles II as king of Great Britain, France and Ireland, which would lead to a Third English Civil War. To deal with the threat to the English Commonwealth posed by the two kingdoms (Ireland and Scotland), the Rump Parliament
Rump Parliament
first charged Cromwell to invade and subdue Ireland. In August 1649, he landed an English army at Rathmines
shortly after the Siege of Dublin was abandoned by the Royalists following the Battle of Rathmines. Then, in late May 1650, Cromwell left one army to continue the Irish conquest and returned to England and to take command of a second English army preparing to invade Scotland. On 3 September 1650, he defeated the Scottish Covenanters
Scottish Covenanters
at the Battle of Dunbar; his forces then occupied Edinburgh
and Scotland south of the River Forth. Cromwill was advancing the bulk of his army over the Forth towards Stirling, when Charles II, commanding a Scottish Royalist
army, stole the march on the English commander and invaded England from his base in Scotland. Cromwell divided his forces, leaving part in Scotland to complete the conquest there, then led the rest south in pursuit of Charles.[12] The Royalist
army failed to gather much support from English Royalists as it moved south into England; so, instead of heading directly towards London and certain defeat, Charles aimed for Worcester
in hopes that Wales
and the West and Midlands of England would rise against the Commonwealth. This didn't happen, and one year to the day after the Battle of Dunbar the New Model Army
New Model Army
and English militia regiments vanquished the last Royalist
army of the English Civil War at the Battle of Worcester, on 3 September 1651. It was the last and most decisive battle in the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.[13] Aftermath[edit] Having defeated all organized opposition, the Grandees of the of the Parliamentary New Model Army
New Model Army
and their civilian supporters dominated the politics of all three nations for the next nine years (see Interregnum (1649–1660)). As for England, the Rump Parliament
Rump Parliament
had already decreed it was a republic and a Commonwealth; but Ireland and Scotland were now ruled by military governors, even as constituent representatives from both nations were seated in the Rump Parliament of the Protectorate—all which were dominated by Oliver Cromwell, the Lord Protector. When Cromwell died in 1658, control of the Commonwealth became unstable, until. in early 1660, General George Monck, commanding English occupation forces in Scotland, ordered his troops from the Coldstream
barracks, marched them south into England, and seized control of London by February 1660.[14] There he accumulated allies and agreements among the English and London establishments including the newly constituted Convention Parliament, to which Monck was elected a member.[15] First a Royalist
campaigner, then a Parliamentary soldier, he now contrived for the Restoration of the monarchy; Monck arranged that the Convention Parliament would invite Charles II to return as king of the three realms—which was done by act of Parliament on 1 May 1660. The Wars of the Three Kingdoms
Wars of the Three Kingdoms
pre-figured many of the changes that ultimately would shape modern Britain; but in the short term, the conflicts actually resolved little for the kingdoms and peoples of the times. The English Commonwealth did achieve a notable compromise between monarchy and a republic, even one that survived destabilizing issues for nearly the next two hundred years. In practice, Oliver Cromwell exercised political power through his control over Parliament's military forces, but his legal position—and provisions for his succession—remained unclear, even after he became Lord Protector. None of the several constitutions proposed during this period were realized. Thus the Commonwealth and Protectorate of the Parliamentarians—the wars' victors—left no significant new forms of government in place after their time. Still, in the long term, two abiding legacies of British democracy were established during this period:

after the execution of King Charles I for high treason, no future British monarch could expect their subjects would tolerate perceived despotism—'the divine rights of kings' was no more;[16] the excesses of the New Model Army, particularly that of the Rule of the Major-Generals, left an abiding mistrust of military dictators and military rule that persists until today among peoples of British descent or national association.[17]

English Protestants experienced religious freedom during the Interregnum, but there was none for English Roman Catholics. During the term of their control, the Presbyterian
partisans abolished the Church of England
Church of England
and the House of Lords. Cromwell denounced the Rump Parliament and dissolved it by force,[18] but he failed to establish an acceptable alternative. Nor did he and his supporters move in the direction of popular democracy, as the more radical Parliamentarians (the Levellers) wanted. During the Interregnum, the New Model Army
New Model Army
occupied Ireland and Scotland. In Ireland, the new government confiscated almost all lands belonging to Irish Catholics as punishment for the rebellion of 1641; harsh Penal Laws also restricted this community. Thousands of Parliamentarian soldiers settled in Ireland on confiscated lands. The Commonwealth abolished the Parliaments of Ireland and Scotland. In theory, these countries had representation in the English Parliament, but as this body never held real powers, representation was ineffective. When Cromwell died in 1658 the Commonwealth fell apart—but without major violence. Historians record that adroit politicians of the time, especially George Monck,[19] prevailed over the looming crisis; Monck in particular was deemed the victor sine sanguine, i.e., "without blood", of the Restoration crisis.[20][21] And in 1660, Charles II was restored as king of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Under the English Restoration the political system returned to the constitutional position of before the wars. Although Charles II's Declaration of Breda, April 1660, offering reconciliation and forgiveness, had promised a general pardon for crimes committed during the English Civil War, the new régime executed or imprisoned for life those directly involved in the regicide of Charles I. Royalists dug up Cromwell's corpse and performed a posthumous execution. Those religious and political radicals held responsible for the wars suffered harsh repression. Scotland and Ireland regained their Parliaments and some Irish retrieved confiscated lands; the New Model Army was disbanded. However, the issues that had caused the wars—religion, the powers of Parliament vis-á-vis the king, and the relationships between the three kingdoms—remained unresolved, postponed actually, to re-emerge as matters fought over again leading to the Glorious Revolution
Glorious Revolution
of 1688. Only after this later time did the larger features of modern Britain foreshadowed in the civil wars emerge permanently, namely: a Protestant constitutional monarchy with England dominant, and with a strong standing army under civilian control. See also[edit]

and the wars of religion Thirty Years' War Timeline of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms


^ Ian Gentles, citing John Morrill, states, "there is no stable, agreed title for the events.... They have been variously labeled the Great Rebellion, the Puritan
Revolution, the English Civil War, the English Revolution and most recently, the Wars of the Three Kingdoms." (Gentles 2007, p. 3) ^ Although the term Wars of the Three Kingdoms
Wars of the Three Kingdoms
is not new, having been used by James Heath in his book A Brief Chronicle of all the Chief Actions so fatally Falling out in the three Kingdoms, first published in 1662,[3] recent publications' tendency to name these linked conflicts the term represents a trend by modern historians aiming to take a unified overview rather than treating some of the conflicts as mere background to the English Civil War. Some, such as Carlton and Gaunt have labelled them the British Civil Wars.[4][5][6]

^ a b "ENGLISH CIVIL WARS". History.com. Retrieved 4 October 2014.  ^ Second and third English Civil Wars, "While it is notoriously difficult to determine the number of casualties in any war, it has been estimated that the conflict in England and Wales
claimed about 85,000 lives in combat, with a further 127,000 noncombat deaths (including some 40,000 civilians)." ^ Raymond 2005, p. 281. ^ Carlton 1994. ^ Gaunt 1997. ^ Trevor Royle published his 2004 book under different titles. In the UK it was called Civil War: The Wars of the Three Kingdoms
Wars of the Three Kingdoms
while in the US it was called The British Civil War: The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1638–1660 (Royle 2004). ^ "Charles I and the eleven years’ personal rule in England and Wales", Open University ^ Atkinson 1911, pp. 403–417. ^ One or more of the preceding sentences incorporates text from a work now in the public domain: Atkinson 1911, p. 417 ^ Samuel Rawson Gardiner (ed.) (1906). The Charge against the King. The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan
Revolution 1625-1660. Oxford University Press. Retrieved 2010-04-08. ^ Atkinson 1911, pp. 417–418. ^ Atkinson 1911, pp. 418–420. ^ Atkinson 1911, pp. 420–421. ^ Anonymous (18 September 2006). "Monck, George, 1st Duke Of Albemarle". Encyclopædia Britannica Online, pp. 723,724. ^ "MONCK, George (1608–70), of Potheridge, Merton, Devon. – History of Parliament Online". Retrieved 30 July 2016. ^ Jane 1905, pp. 376–377. ^ "Around the rule of the Major-Generals there has grown a legend of military oppression which obscures the limits both of their impact and of their unpopularity" (Worden 1986, p. 134) ^ Abbott, W.C. (1929). Writings and Speeches of Oliver Cromwell, Harvard University Press, p. 643 ^ Burnet, Gilbert (1850). Bishop Burnet's history of his own time: from the restoration of King Charles the Second to the treaty of peace at Utrecht, in the reign of Queen Anne. William S. Orr & Co. ^ Anonymous (18 September 2006). "Monck, George, 1st Duke Of Albemarle". Encyclopædia Britannica Online, pp. 723,724. ^ "Entry for 16 March 1660" (see also 1 March-15 March, 1660). Pepys' Diary. Retrieved 3 April 2015.


 Atkinson, Charles Francis (1911), "Great Rebellion", in Chisholm, Hugh, Encyclopædia Britannica, 12 (11th ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 403–421  Carlton, Charles (1994) [1992], Going to the wars: the experience of the British civil wars, 1638–1651, Routledge, ISBN 0-415-10391-6 . Gentles, Ian (2007), "The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638–1652", in Scott, H. M.; Collins, B. W., Modern Wars in Perspective, Harlow, UK: Pearson Longman  Gaunt, Peter (1997), The British Wars 1637–1651, UK: Routledge, ISBN 0-415-12966-4 . An 88-page pamphlet. Jane, Lionel Cecil (1905), The coming of Parliament; England from 1350 to 1660, New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons etc, pp. 376–377  Raymond, Joad (2005), The invention of the newspaper: English newsbooks, 1641–1649, Oxford University Press, p. 281, ISBN 9780199282340  Royle, Trevor (2004), Civil War: The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, UK: Little Brown, ISBN 0-316-86125-1  alternatively The British Civil War: The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1638–1660, USA: Palgrave Macmillan, 2004, ISBN 0-312-29293-7  Worden, Blair (1986), Stuart England (illustrated ed.), Phaidon 

Further reading[edit] Great Britain and Ireland

Bennett, Martyn (1997). The Civil Wars in Britain and Ireland, 1638–1651. Oxford: Blackwell. ISBN 0-631-19154-2.  Bennett, Martyn (2000). The Civil Wars Experienced: Britain and Ireland, 1638–1661. Oxford: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-15901-6.  Kenyon, John; Ohlmeyer, Jane (eds.) (1998). The Civil Wars: A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1638–1660. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-866222-X. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Russell, Conrad (1991). The Fall of the British Monarchies, 1637–1642. Oxford: Clarendon Press. ISBN 0-19-822754-X.  Stevenson, David (1981). Scottish Covenanters
Scottish Covenanters
and Irish Confederates: Scottish-Irish Relations in the Mid-Seventeenth Century. Belfast: Ulster Historical Foundation. ISBN 0-901905-24-0.  Young, John R. (ed.) (1997). Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars. Edinburgh: John Donald. ISBN 0-85976-452-4. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link)


Aylmer, G. E. (1986). Rebellion or Revolution?: England, 1640–1660. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-219179-9.  Hill, Christopher (1972). The World Turned Upside Down: Radical Ideas During the English Revolution. London: Temple Smith. ISBN 0-85117-025-0.  Morrill, John (ed.) (1991). The Impact of the English Civil War. London: Collins & Brown. ISBN 1-85585-042-7. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Woolrych, Austin (2000) [1961]. Battles of the English Civil War. London: Phoenix Press. ISBN 1-84212-175-8.  Worden, Blair (2009). The English Civil Wars: 1640–1660. London: W&N. ISBN 978-0297848882.


Lenihan, Pádraig (2000). Confederate Catholics at War, 1641–1649. Cork: Cork University Press. ISBN 1-85918-244-5.  Ó hAnnracháin, Tadhg (2002). Catholic Reformation in Ireland: The Mission of Rinuccini, 1645–1649. Oxford: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-820891-X.  Ó Siochrú, Micheál (1999). Confederate Ireland, 1642–1649: A Constitutional and Political Analysis. Dublin: Four Courts
Four Courts
Press. ISBN 1-85182-400-6.  Ó Siochrú, Micheál (ed.) (2001). Kingdoms in Crisis: Ireland in the 1640s. Dublin: Four Courts
Four Courts
Press. ISBN 1-85182-535-5. CS1 maint: Extra text: authors list (link) Perceval-Maxwell, M. (1994). The Outbreak of the Irish Rebellion of 1641. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-2173-9.  Wheeler, James Scott (1999). Cromwell in Ireland. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. ISBN 0-7171-2884-9. 


Stevenson, David (1973). The Scottish Revolution, 1637–1644: The Triumph of the Covenanters. Newton Abbot: David & Charles. ISBN 0-7153-6302-6.  Stevenson, David (1980). Alasdair MacColla and the Highland Problem in the Seventeenth Century. Edinburgh: John Donald. ISBN 0-85976-055-3. 

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www.british-civil-wars.co.uk Extensive site on the Wars of the Three Kingdoms Chronology of The Wars of the Three Kingdoms The Wars of the Three Kingdoms
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Article by Jane Ohlmeyer arguing that the English Civil War
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was just one of an interlocking set of conflicts that encompassed the British Isles in the mid-17th century Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars at History Ireland The English Context of the British Civil Wars (Link inaccessible as of 2008-03-02.) John Adamson argues that historians have exaggerated the importance of the Celtic countries in the events of the 1640s Englishcivilwar.org News, comment and discussion about the English Civil War The first Scottish Civil War The Rebellion of 1641 and the Cromwellian Occupation of Ireland Ireland and the War of the Three Kingdoms Civil War

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