Edgehill Resources

The battle of Edgehill, on Sunday 23rd October 1642, saw the army of the Earl of Essex, the parliamentarian Lord General, and the King’s army clash in the first major action of the Great Civil Wars. Although often viewed as an indecisive battle, the king actually gained an important advantage. Essex failed to break through and had to retreat northward to the security of the parliamentarian garrisons at Warwick and Coventry. This left the royalists in command of the road to London, and control of the capital was the key to the war.


Educational Resources

Download the classroom activities, documents, illustrations and maps:

1. A narrative
2. Personalities
3. Meanwhile, elsewhere Edgehill
4. Storyboard exercise
5. Timeline
6. Picture sources analysis
7. Written sources analysis
8. Maps exercise
9. Terminology task
10. Equipment labelling
10a. Cavalry equipment
10b. Pikeman equipment
10c. Musketeer equipment
11. Mystery object exercise
12. Memorial stone exercise
13. Who won-a card sorting exercise
14. Key events exercise
15. Royalist successes and failures analysis
15a. Cards for above
16. Poetry analysis
17. Bulstrode's account analysis
18. Documentary tasks
19. Pictures of soldiers
20. Video clip activity
21. Design your own memorial activity
22. Educators' Guide


Download Resources

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Edgehill Resources (32.94 MB)

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