The English Civil War, or English Civil Wars, was a conflict fought in England in the 17th century. It was a war between Charles I's Cavaliers and his opponents, the Roundheads.

Events Edit

The war grew out of a dispute between the King and Parliament. Charles believed the monarch had a divine right to rule without consulting the parliament. Parliament soon resisted being undermined and both sides gathered armies to support them. (PROSE: The Roundheads)

The War Lords kidnapped soldiers from this conflict for their war games. The survivors were returned to Earth after the War Lords were defeated. (TV: The War Games)

The gallows in Compton, England were last used during the Civil War. (AUDIO: The Fog)

The Master used his TOMTIT time travel device to bring a troop of Roundheads to the late 20th century, where they fired upon Captain Yates' troops. (TV: The Time Monster)

In 1643, the war came to the village of Little Hodcombe. The Malus, a living alien weapon, was awakened by the fighting. He fed off the negative emotions involved. He became dormant again when the fighting ended. The villagers re-enacted the Battle of Little Hodcombe for years to come. (TV: The Awakening)

Aftermath Edit

After Cromwell's victory, the monarchy was abolished and England became a republic. However, in 1660, the monarchy was restored with Charles II on the throne. After bubonic plague struck London in 1665, republican war veteran William Rokeby claimed it was a warning from God against Charles and rallied anti-monarchist supporters once more in 1666. The threat of civil disorder grew once Rokeby prepared to resist arrest by Sir Richard Stoneman-Merritt of His Majesty's Intelligence Service on charges of high treason. The confrontation was interrupted by the outbreak of the Great Fire of London. (PROSE: The Republican's Story)

In 1984, the Malus awoke again and tried to use Sir George Hutchinson to have the villagers re-enact the fighting for real. They styled their clothing on that of the period and carried replica weapons. (TV: The Awakening)

Lady Peinforte was a supporter of Charles I and fought against the Roundheads. 350 years later on 23 November 1988, she fought the Cybermen in the same meadow. (TV: Silver Nemesis)

In the 21st century, as a result of disturbances in time caused by inexpert use of the Rift Manipulator, English Civil War soldiers appeared in London and clashed with the local police. (TV: End of Days)

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