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English Civil War Resources
Portrait of Oliver Cromwell
Frontispiece of Oliver Cromwell's Letters and Speeches
by Thomas Carlyle, 1870
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I. Manuscript and Archival
  • Religion in Life Lecture Series: Cassette recording of a lecture given October 30, 1979 by Anthony Campolo, titled "The Reformation was a Revolution."
II. Books and Published Materials
  • Memoirs of the protector, Oliver Cromwell, and of his sons, Richard and Henry. Illustrated by original letters, and other family papers. By Oliver Cromwell, a descendant of the family. With portraits from original pictures, Oliver Cromwell (1742-1821), 1820
  • Some memorials of John Hampden, his party, and his times, Lord Nugent, 1832
  • Memoirs of George Monk, Duke of Albemarle, from the French of M. Guizot. Tr. and ed., with additional notes and illustrations, by the Hon. J. Stuart Wortley, 1838
  • The statesmen of the commonwealth of England: with a treatise on the popular progress in English history, John Forster; edited by J.O. Choules, 1846
  • Lives of the queens of England from the Norman conquest: with anecdotes of their courts, now first published from official records and other authentic documents, provate as well as public, Agnes Strickland, 1857
  • Oliver Cromwell's letters & speeches: with elucidations, Thomas Carlyle, 1870
III. Microfilm in Special Collections

  • A relation of the conference between William Lawd, then, Lrd. Bishop of St. Davids; now, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, and Mr. Fisher the Jesuite: by the Command of King James of ever blessed memorie: with an answer to such exceptions as A.C. takes against it; by the sayd Most Reverend Father in God, William, Lord Arch-Bishop of Canterbury, William Laud, 1639
  • The Christian mans triall, or, A true relation of the first apprehension and severall examinations of John Lilburne: with his censure in Star-Chamber, and the manner of his cruell whipping through the streets, John Lilburne, 1641
  • The reason of church-governement urg'd against prelaty, John Milton, 1641
  • Order from Oliver Cromwell to Major-General Crawford to reinstate William Packer as Lieutenant Colonel, although he is an Anabaptist, March 10th, 1643
  • A solemn league and covenant, for reformation and defence of religion, the honour and happinesse of the King, and the peace and safety of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland ..., 1643
  • The new distemper; written by the author of The loyall convert ..., Frances Quarles, 1644
  • A testimony to the truth of Jesus Christ, and to our Solemn League and Covenant: as also against the errours, heresies, and blasphemies of these times, and the toleration of them ...subscribed by the ministers of Christ within the Province of London, Decemb. 14 &c. 1647, 1647
  • Eikon basilike. The povrtraictvre of His sacred Majestie in his solitudes and svfferings, 1648
  • Harmonious consent of the ministers of the province within the county Palatine of Lancaster: with their reverend brethren the ministers of the province of London, in their late testimonie to the trueth of Jesus Christ, and to our solemn league and covenant; as also against the errours, heresies, and blasphemies of these times, and the toleration of them, 1648
  • Interest will not lie, or, A view of England's true interest: in reference to the Papist, Royalist, Presbyterian, baptised, neuter, army, Parliament, City of London, in refutation of a treasonable pamphlet, entituled, the interest of England stated ..., Marchamont Nedham, 1650
  • Letter from John Vernon to his old comrade, Cromwell, regretting his recent assumption of title, March 17, 1653
  • By his Highness a proclamation prohibiting the disturbing of ministers and other Christians in their assemblies and meetings, 1654
  • A copy of a letter from an officer of the army in Ireland: to his Highness, the Lord Protector, concerning his changing of the government, 1654
  • Letters from Jerome Sankey to Henry Cromwell, 1655, telling of attempts to win John Simpson, Henry Jessey, etc. to the protectorate, 1655
  • Letter from Secretary Jo. Thurloe to Henry Cromwell, major general of the Army in Ireland: Thomas Cooper and Jerome Sankey are coming to Ireland to conciliate their brother Baptists, 1655
  • Letter from Secretary Thurloe to Henry Cromwell, major general of the Army in Ireland, Feb. 19, 1655
  • Letter from H. Cromwell, Lord Deputy of Ireland to secretary Thurloe, rejoicing in Baptist support due to the arrival in Ireland of Chancellor William Steele, 1656
  • Letters from H. Cromwell to Secretary Thurloe on the resignations of Allen, Axtell, Barrow, and Vernon, 1656
  • The humble advice, and tender declaration, or remonstrance of several thousands of men fearing God: in the county of Durham, Northumberland, and the adjacent parts of Westmerland and Cumberland, with the north part of Yorkshire; to the Lord General Monk, 1659
  • The interest of England stated, or, A faithful and just account of the aims of all parties now pretending: distinctly treating of the designements of the Roman Catholick. The Royalist. The Presbyterian. The Anabaptist. The Army. The late Protector. The Parliament, John Fell, 1659
  • The northern queries from the Lord Gen. Monck his quarters: sounding an allarum, to all loyal hearts, and free-born English-men, arms, arms, arms, in defence of our lives, laws, liberties, and parliaments, against the tyrannical power and domination of the sword, 1659
  • A true copy of a message sent to General Monck; from severall officers of the army, October twenty nine, 1659, 1659
  • A narrative of the proceedings of the Committee of the Militia of London: concerning a letter, in part resolved to be sent to General Monck [asking him to release and reinstate the Baptist officers cashiered by him] and the officers under his command in Scotland; by Henry Jessey, William Kiffin, Samuel Moyer, etc., ca. 1659
  • A breife description or character of the religion and manners of the phanatiques in generall: scil. Anabaptists, Independents, Brownists, Enthusiasts, Levellers, Quakers, Seekers, Fift-Monarchy-Men, & Dippers. Shewing and refuting their absurdities by due application, reflecting much also on Sir John Pracisian and other novelists, 1660
  • Articles of high-treason against Major General Harrison, Sir Arthur Hasilrig, Sir Henry Vane, and Mr. Thomas Scot: with the charge and impeachment upon an arrest of high-treason, in order to their speedy tryal in Westminster Hall; and a declaration touching their several treasons, tyrannies, theft and murders, for which they are to be arraigned, tryed, and convicted, according to the known lawes of the land (an advertisement), 1660
  • Information of Joshua Garment that Thomas Collier of Westbury drew up a petition for the death of Charles, and that Col. Pine and others futhered it, Joshua Garment, 1660
IV. Reference and Other Materials in the General Collection
  • The new Westminster dictionary of church history, editor, Robert Benedetto; associate editors, James O. Duke et al., 2008, Reference Collection
  • Literature suppressed on religious grounds, Margaret Bald; Ken Wachsberger, general editor, 2006, Reference Collection
  • Creeds & confessions of faith in the Christian tradition, edited by Jaroslav Pelikan and Valerie Hotchkiss, 2003, Reference Collection
  • The black legend of Prince Rupert's dog: witchcraft and propaganda during the English Civil War, Mark Stoyle, 2011, General Collection
  • Behemoth, or, The Long Parliament, Thomas Hobbes (1588-1679); edited by Paul Seaward, 2010, General Collection
  • Soldiers and strangers: an ethnic history of the English Civil War, Mark Stoyle, 2005, General Collection
  • Politics and war in the three Stuart kingdoms, 1637-49, David Scott, 2004, General Collection
  • The civil wars experienced: Britain and Ireland, 1638-1661, Martyn Bennett, 2000, General Collection
  • Popular politics and religion in Civil War London, Keith Lindley, 1997, General Collection
  • Cavaliers & roundheads: the English Civil War, 1642-1649, Christopher Hibbert, 1993, General Collection
V. Online Resources at Furman
  • World History in Context, primary and secondary source materials providing an overview of the English Civil War.
  • Encyclopedia of Religion, secondary source articles on religious movements that played a role in the English Civil War.
  • Oxford Scholarship Online, full-text database of publications by Oxford University Press related to the English Civil War.
  • Early English Books Online: Contains digital facsimile page images of broadsheets, histories, and assorted other forms of print media published during the English Civil War.
  • Women's Studies International, secondary source scholarly articles on issues affecting women during the English Civil War.
VI. Web Sites
  • 1641 Depositions, searchable digital editions of over 8,000 depositions given by Protestants living in Ireland during the 1641 Irish Rebellion, from Trinity College, Dublin.
  • Civil War and Revolution, online overview of key figures and topics in the English Civil War, from the BBC's British History homepage.
  • The Stuarts, historical information on the royal dynasty affected by the English Civil War, from the British Monarchy's official website.
  • English Dissenters, information on English religious and political dissenters prior to and during the English Civil War as well as during the Interregnum, from ExLibris.
  • English Literature: Early 17th Century, biographical information and transcribed works of English writers from 1603 to 1660, on
  • "Oliver Cromwell", a surprisingly educational song about Oliver Cromwell by the British comedy group Monty Python.