Why did a Civil War break out in 1642?
Short-term causes of the English Civil War
Suitable for KS3 and KS4
These handouts are designed to help students find out about five short-term causes of the English Civil War (the Irish Rebellion of 1641, the Grand Remonstrance, the Five Members' Incident, the Militia Ordinance and the Nineteen Propositions), consider the consequences of these events and decide whether the conflict underlying each one was political, religious or economic in nature.
Includes one A4 page of lively text and a A4 worksheet with a table to record
- the events
- their consequences
- the type of conflict (political, religious, economic)
Students are asked to develop strong judgements about the short-term reasons that led to the outbreak of civil war in England in 1642.
All students will be able to explain why war broke out in 1642.
Some students will be able to come up with an argument that differentiates between political, religious and / or economic causes.