What do you think is happening in this painting? What
questions would you need to ask in order to judge how
accurate this painting was?
Key words: civil war
Who was to blame for
the start of the Civil
TBAT to identify causes of CW &
judge which was the most important
Watch the clip from the film ‘Cromwell’ made in
Study the account of Charles I’s death from
What are the strengths and weaknesses of each
account? Which would be better for teaching
students about how Charles I died?
Your task – Causes of Civil War
Read the section on the causes of the Civil War
from, ‘Renaissance, Revolution & Reformation’.
Write 3 headings in your notes and find
evidence for each category:
What do you think was the most important
Other causes? Charles I, 1625-49
Let’s put Charles on trial again! One half of the
class is a lawyer for the defence the other for the
prosecution. Write a short, opening speech
setting out the reasons why / why not Charles
was to blame for the Civil War.
Read your speech to an opposing lawyer and ask
them to assess it against these success criteria
SATISFACTORY GETTING WOW FACTOR !
BETTER! YOU SHOULD
You think LAWYER
You clearly You are very
Charles is / think Charles convincing in
isn’t guilty but is /isn’t guilty. your arguments
don’t provide over whether
much evidence Charles is / isn’t
to support guilty
your argument it mostly is You discuss all
related to one three factors:
of these money, power &
factors: money, religion
power or You use detailed
religion examples from
Find out how the
Civil War affected
Hythe or Dover. Is
there any evidence
locally of the War
Visit the National Archives and find this section:
Watch the video clips and in your books note
down the points each character makes about the
causes of the Civil War
Using your own knowledge, which character is
the most accurate in your view?
Value of using paintings, films, eyewitness
Causes of Civil War: money, power & religion
Which was most important?
How much was Charles I to blame?