The English Civil War

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J Barker's painting of Marston Moor, one of the decisive battles of the Civil War




The English Civil War, fought between 1642 and 1651, and the Commonwealth or Parliamentary government which followed, until the restoration of the Monarchy in 1660, was one of the most turbulent periods in Jersey's history.

Although it is commonly stated that Jersey remained staunchly loyal to the Crown, while Guernsey's sympathies were with the Parliamentarians, the true story was immensely more complicated than this. Control of Jersey moved backwards and forwards between supporters of the Crown and Parliament, and, more importantly, between island families which happened to support one side or the other.

This new section of Jerripedia starts to bring together a number of existing articles covering this period of history, and many more will progressively be added as the secion expands and this temporary index page is transformed into the standard style Jerripedia menu page reserved for the most important subjects.





The Civil War and Jersey

Troops cross from West Park to Elizabeth Castle

The Great Rebellion

A 54-page article from the 1937 Annual Bulletin of La Société Jersiaise divided into sections

Charles II

Sir George Carteret

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