Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700

Lead Research Organisation: University of Leicester
Department Name: Sch of Historical Studies

Abstract

Recent estimates suggest that over 3% of the population of England and Wales died as a direct result of the Civil Wars of 1642-51: a greater proportional loss of population than Britain suffered during World War One. This project will illustrate the social, economic and cultural consequences of England's mid seventeenth-century catastrophe in greater depth than ever before by publishing the original petitions which thousands of wounded ex-soldiers and war widows submitted in order to gain financial aid - on a free-access, fully searchable website. These petitions, drawn-up between 1642 and 1700, provide graphic testimonies of what it felt like for ordinary people to live with horrific wounds, trauma, suffering and loss. By making them freely available, this project brings to life the appalling personal consequences of these wars. It will expose a wide public audience to the significant advances in surgery, hospitals and pensions made during this conflict, while at the same time underscoring how the war's consequences persisted for generations after armed hostilities had come to an end.

The project is particularly timely with the opening of the National Civil War Centre at Newark Museum in May 2015, an organisation with which the PI has collaborated since 2011. It builds upon the award of four AHRC PhD studentships on this topic since 2013, and a successful application to the Wolfson Foundation to fund a research centre at Newark. It is also the first time that a team of experts on civil war petitions has been assembled, drawn from every level of the academic ladder. The PI and Co-Is will each be responsible for co-ordinating agreed regions (Hopper - north, Stoyle - south, Appleby - east, and Bowen - Wales and the Marches). This will involve identifying the archival documents, limited transcription work, metadata capture, inputting data from the quarter sessions' order books, arranging photos and feeding content through to the IT team to assemble onto the website.

The project will analyse the strategies which were used by and on behalf of maimed soldiers and war widows to obtain charitable relief. It will examine the language used in the petitions to appeal for aid and the different ways in which widows pleaded with local justices and central government to secure their deceased husbands' arrears of pay. It will also examine how petitioners represented military service, how they fashioned themselves as 'deserving cases', how they played upon magisterial expectations, and in what ways petitions reflected feelings of entitlement. The information in the petitions will develop our understanding of how the early modern poor endeavoured to sustain themselves through what has been well-termed the 'economy of makeshifts'. The geographical spread of the petitions will also be considered, as will the aims of the various regimes in granting relief.

County archivists will provide digital images of the petitions and supporting medical certificates which survive in collections scattered across the country. Our Postdoctoral Researcher will then transcribe those documents, which will be made available for searching on a website, together with contextual commentaries to guide users. Archival repositories will retain copies of both the digital images and transcriptions to enrich and enhance access to their own holdings. The website will be searchable across fields such as name, gender, parish, county, details of service, military unit, nature of wounds sustained, occupation of petitioner, outcome of petition, and size of gratuity or pension awarded. This will allow data to be mapped and compared. A faceted search will also be available. This website will provide a national resource for Civil War history in England and Wales on a scale to parallel that of the flagship European digitisation project, the 1641 Depositions in Ireland: http://www.1641.tcd.ie/

Planned Impact

The National Civil War Centre (NCWC) at Newark Museum will provide an access point for impact for this project. Made possible by a Heritage Lottery Fund grant of £3.5 million in 2012, it opened on 3 May 2015. It will enable this project's research to reach an international public and schools audience through an onsite Wolfson Research Centre, a temporary exhibition leading to a permanent gallery, student internships, educational website and teachers' workshops programme. The NCWC has developed a Learning and Participation programme that is projected to reach 17,000 people per year. The Centre is keen to emphasise its national status and to cover themes that transcend Newark's civil war experience. Its management have recognised that a focus on care, welfare and medicine provides the ideal means to achieve these aims. As a result, the project's research will form an integral part of this exciting new Centre's academic resources, enriching its galleries, interpretation, digital resources and schools' programme. http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com

The project website aims to be highly accessible and user friendly. Its intended audience embraces groups beyond academia, such as history enthusiasts, family historians, professional genealogists, local history societies, heritage professionals and re-enactors. These groups will benefit because the free-access website will be rich in details of personal names and place names as well as a wealth of biographical detail. The project website will contain perhaps the largest single corpus contribution to plebeian surname and place name data since the collective amalgamation of parish register materials on websites like Ancestry.com. The website will be widely advertised through county record offices, local history societies, social media and family history networks.

County record offices nationwide will benefit by having the relevant material in their quarter sessions collections better catalogued and more accessible than ever before. Each entry in the website will feature hyperlinks to the relevant county archive's online catalogue, in order to encourage increased public use of their facilities. The project will also benefit the National Archives, who have identified early modern women as one of their research priorities. The project's focus on war widows neatly fits with their wider aims of improving access and developing new ways of interpreting early modern material. Their Engagement Officer has stated that this project would be an excellent vehicle to encourage county archive services to work more closely together, and thus to foster a more cohesive national archive service. A comparative dimension might also benefit the US National Archives in Washington DC, who have their own project researching widows' pensions from the American Civil War. This includes four million digital images from approximately 125,000 American Civil War widows' pension files, see: http://www.fold3.com/title_24/civil_war_widows_pensions/. Military welfare is of special, and current, interest in countries such as the UK and USA, not least because issues such as the Military Covenant and the care of service personnel injured in Iraq and Afghanistan are highly topical questions for political debate.

Publications

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Title Video Animation for Civil War Petitions education website for schools 
Description This is a 90 second video animation, produced by Sci-Ani that describes the process of petitioning for and receiving military welfare as a result of losses during the Civil Wars. It is aimed at schoolchildren 11-18 and a general public audience. 
Type Of Art Film/Video/Animation 
Year Produced 2019 
Impact None as yet. 
URL https://www.dropbox.com/s/rv5rxku4cfomkyo/FINAL_Andrew%20Hopper_Dora%20Graur_02_with_LOGOS.mp4?dl=0
 
Description We have widened public access to hundreds of historical documents never before studied by photographing and transcribing them, and then uploading them or extracted details from them onto our searchable project website. The skeleton project website went live on 26 March 2018, and has been regularly augmented since. It was officially launched on 26 July 2018.
Exploitation Route Our findings are being used in exhibitions and events at the National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum.
Our findings are beginning to be used by schoolteachers when teaching the British Civil Wars at A-Level, or Medicine through Time at GCSE.
Our findings are also beginning to be used in the teaching of History undergraduates in UK universities.
Sectors Education,Healthcare,Government, Democracy and Justice,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections

URL http://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk
 
Description The findings of our project, via our project website (officially launched on 26 July 2018) are now being searched beyond academia by family historians, local historians, genealogists and civil war enthusiasts. They are also beginning to be used in History teaching in UK schools and universities. Aided by an advisory group of schoolteachers, the project team are currently designing online educational resources for schools on the human costs of the Civil Wars to enrich the classroom experience at A Level, GCSE and key stage 3. Our project's findings have also enhanced The World Turned Upside Down exhibition at the National Civil War Centre which was launched with an exhibition brochure on 4 September 2019. Professor Hopper and Dr Pells, the PI and Project Manager, are both on the academic panel of advisors for this major exhibition, and both contributed to the exhibition brochure. Our findings were used in the UK Festival of Social Science on 9 November 2020 when we premiered a film we had made with the Royal Shakespeare Company based on dramatizing stories about disability from our research. This film is on our project website and is also being used in schools as an educational resource. The educational resources for GCSE and Key Stage 3 on our project website are now complete. Work on the A Level materials is ongoing.
First Year Of Impact 2018
Sector Education,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
Impact Types Cultural

 
Description AHRC, Midlands 4 Cities, Collaborative Doctoral Award PhD studentship
Amount £76,148 (GBP)
Funding ID M4C PhD studentship, Collaborative Doctoral Award 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2019 
End 09/2023
 
Description Arts and Humanities Research Council, Midlands 3 Cities, PhD Studentship, open competition
Amount £57,111 (GBP)
Funding ID Diane Strange, M3C PhD studentship, Open Competition 
Organisation Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2018 
End 09/2021
 
Description College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Impact Development Fund
Amount £960 (GBP)
Organisation University of Leicester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2018 
End 07/2018
 
Description College of Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Impact Development Fund
Amount £1,000 (GBP)
Funding ID Departmental SIO Code for this is A15DF13. 
Organisation University of Leicester 
Sector Academic/University
Country United Kingdom
Start 09/2017 
End 10/2017
 
Description ESRC Impact Acclerator Award: Rapid Response Scheme (University of Leicester)
Amount £7,440 (GBP)
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 06/2019 
End 11/2019
 
Description Economic and Social Research Council: Impact Accelerator Award for UK Festival of Social Science
Amount £2,000 (GBP)
Funding ID RW13G0002R4 
Organisation Economic and Social Research Council 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 11/2020
 
Description UKRI CoA Funding
Amount £29,994 (GBP)
Funding ID RW13G0003 
Organisation United Kingdom Research and Innovation 
Sector Public
Country United Kingdom
Start 07/2020 
End 02/2021
 
Title Project Website: Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1710 
Description Our project website provides free and searchable public access to photographs and transcriptions of petitions and medical certificates seeking military welfare payments as a consequence of suffering, bereavement or loss during the English Civil Wars. It also provides free and searchable public access to lists of payments to pensioners and those in receipt of military welfare payments as a result of suffering, bereavement or loss during the English Civil Wars. 
Type Of Material Database/Collection of data 
Year Produced 2018 
Provided To Others? Yes  
Impact Our project website is being augmented on a quarterly basis as new counties are added. It is developings its audience and reach via its facebook and twitter presence. 
URL http://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk
 
Description Impact Partnership with the National Civil War Centre 
Organisation National Civil War Centre - Newark Museum
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Public 
PI Contribution The National Civil War Centre is the impact partner for our project. Our research team have delivered numerous public lectures at the National Civil War Centre. We held our project launch at the National Civil War Centre on 26 July 2018 to over 120 guests. We delivered a workshop for schoolteachers there on 8 September 2018 and on 7 September 2019 that informed us on how to develop our project's education website for schools. We have also advised on the National Civil War Centre's new exhibition opening on 4 September 2019, entitled 'The World Turned Upside Down' for which we also helped produce an exhibition brochure and visitor experience evaluation report. A formal collaboration agreement was signed between the National Civil War Centre and the University of Leicester on 21 December 2017.
Collaborator Contribution The National Civil War Centre have provided their facilities for our project meetings and our project launch. They have provided staff from their learning team to facilitate our teachers' workshop on 8 September 2018. They have incorporated elements of our project research into their exhibitions and visitor experience. They are our non-HEI partner for the Midlands 4 Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award, a PhD studentship commencing in October 2019, entitled 'Narratives of Loss during the Civil Wars in Ireland, Wales and England Compared, 1641-52'. Glyn Hughes, Team Leader Exhibitions, will be the non-HEI supervisor on this PhD project.
Impact Midlands 4 Cities Collaborative Doctoral Award, a PhD studentship commencing in October 2019, entitled 'Narratives of Loss during the Civil Wars in Ireland, Wales and England Compared, 1641-52'. Glyn Hughes, Team Leader Exhibitions, will be the non-HEI supervisor on this PhD project. In July 2022, this PhD studentship will deliver the first exhibition focused on the Civil Wars in Ireland to be staged in the UK.
Start Year 2017
 
Description Special event for UK Festival of Social Science with the Royal Shakespeare Company 
Organisation Royal Shakespeare Company
Country United Kingdom 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution August - November 2020: Andrew Hopper, Ismini Pells and Oresta Muckute obtained ESRC Impact Accelerator Award of £2,000 for 'Representing disability: viewing contemporary disability through a Shakespearian lens'. This involved the production of a 30 minute film with the Royal Shakespeare Company for National Social Science Week, now available on the project's website. The film dramatized performances of the petitions on our project website and interspersed them between extracts from Shakespeare's plays on the theme of disabilities, wounds and injuries caused by war. This was shown to an online workshop on 9 November 2020, with a discussion attended and participated in by an international audience of 120 academics, disability scholars, military veterans, actors, schoolteachers and museum professionals.
Collaborator Contribution The Royal Shakespeare Company provided the actors, director, script editors and IT specialist to produce the film.
Impact Video accessible on our project website here: https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/representing-disability-in-shakespeares-world/
Start Year 2020
 
Description ' "So much environed with ill neighbouring counties": isolation and political connection in Civil War Pembrokeshire, 1640-49' 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Lloyd Bowen, ' "So much environed with ill neighbouring counties": isolation and political connection in Civil War Pembrokeshire, 1640-49', Online presentation to audience of 90 academics and postgraduate students, British History in the Seventeenth-Century seminar, Institute of Historical Research, 19 November 2020. Very well received seminar paper followed by 60 minutes of questions and debate.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.history.ac.uk/events/so-much-environed-ill-neighbouring-counties-isolation-and-political...
 
Description 'The English Civil War', Schools Talk 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Mark Stoyle, 'The English Civil War', Exeter Sixth Form College, Exeter (virtual lecture; circa 30 attendees), 16 October 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Annual Lecture to Victoria County History of Somersetshire 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mark Stoyle, 'The Impact of the Civil War in Somerset', The Somerset Victoria County History Annual Lecture, 5 November 2020 (virtual lecture, circa 100 attendees).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.facebook.com/devonheritage/posts/3392323094195371
 
Description Annual lecture to learned society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Project co-I, Dr Lloyd Bowen delivered a talk entitled 'Appeals of Memory: Petitions and Partisan Welfare during and after the British Civil Wars', to The Society for Renaissance Studies' at their Annual Welsh Lecture in Cardiff on 11 October 2018. There were 50 members of the audience. Colleagues from English Literature were useful in pointing out their takes on people petitioning and vagrants who tried to dupe the authorities with faked injuries from the (Elizabethan) wars. People seemed to enjoy it and most were extremely enthusiastic about the project and its potential. The event was paid for by the SRS and their representative Dr Rachel Willie was present.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.rensoc.org.uk/news/srs-annual-welsh-lecture-lloyd-bowen
 
Description Blogpost for archive 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost from project co-I Professor Mark Stoyle, entitled 'Maimed Soldiers in the Dorset quarter sessions records', Dorset History Centre Blogpost, July 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://news.dorsetforyou.gov.uk/dorset-history-centre-blog/category/academic-users/
 
Description Blogpost for archive 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Blogpost from project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper for Northumberland Archives, entitled 'Henry Norton of Hexham: The Last Civil War Soldier?', 12 June 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.northumberlandarchives.com/2018/06/12/henry-norton-of-hexham-the-last-civil-war-soldier/
 
Description Blogpost for project website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 47 blogs, authored by project team and occasional guests, 2018 until March 2021 on project website
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018,2019,2020,2021
URL https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/blog/
 
Description Christopher Durston Annual Memorial Lecture, University of Plymouth 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', Christopher Durston Memorial Lecture, University of Plymouth, 9 March 2021.
Online presentation. Expected audience of academics, postgraduate students and public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/whats-on/the-human-costs-of-the-british-civil-wars-christopher-durston-me...
 
Description Educational Schools Resources on Civil War Petitions Website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Engagement focused website, blog or social media channel
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Completion of educational resources for Schools at Key Stage 3 and GCSE on project website (January 2021), with advice from collaborating schoolteachers and the Learning and Participation team at the National Civil War Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/educational-resources-for-schools/
 
Description Everything you ever wanted to know about the Civil War, but were afraid to ask 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact 'Everything you ever wanted to know about the Civil War, but were afraid to ask', BBC History Magazine Podcast by Mark Stoyle in June 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.historyextra.com/period/stuart/everything-you-wanted-to-know-about-civil-war-england-bri...
 
Description Genre and Authenticity in the Petitions of Welsh Civil War Veterans 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Online presentation by Dr Lloyd Bowen to AHRC's 'Power of Petitioning' Symposium of c.35 academics and postgraduates, 14 September 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.history.ac.uk/power-petitioning-seventeenth-century-england
 
Description Interview of Ismini Pells for the National Army Museum Magazine 
Form Of Engagement Activity A magazine, newsletter or online publication
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'My Reason is Lost through my Grief', Interview on the project for Muster: The National Army Museum Magazine (Winter 2020) pp. 10-13.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description Interview of Lloyd Bowen broadcast on New Books Network. 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Lloyd Bowen, Interview on John Poyer, the Civil Wars in Pembrokeshire and the British Revolutions broadcast on New Books Network, 8 December 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://newbooksnetwork.com/lloyd-bowen-john-poyer-the-civil-wars-in-pembrokeshire-and-the-british-r...
 
Description Mark Stoyle Public Lecture: Town versus gown in Exeter: From the Reformation to the Civil War 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Mark Stoyle, 'Town versus gown in Exeter: From the Reformation to the Civil War', Friends of Exeter Cathedral, 19 February 2021 (virtual lecture, circa 60 attendees).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Online Lecture 1 by Ismini Pells in series for National Army Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells 'The making of England's first standing army: Philip Skippon and formation of New Model Army', The National Army Museum, 25 November 2020. Public and international audience of 239, including senior serving and retired military personnel, friends of the National Army Museum and members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/generals-soldiers-and-veterans-english-civil-war-lecture-13
 
Description Online Lecture 2 by Ismini Pells in series for National Army Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'The "Free-born People of This Nation": Soldiers and the State in the English Civil War', The National Army Museum, 2 December 2020.
Public and international audience of 186 people, including senior serving and retired military personnel, friends of the National Army Museum and members of the public. Feedback included 'great lecture, superb, learnt a great deal, excellent as ever, most enjoyable, looking forward to next talk, great talk and learning experience, I'm now much better informed; very insightful, including the on the fly answers to the questions'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/generals-soldiers-and-veterans-english-civil-war-lecture-23
 
Description Online Lecture 3 by Ismini Pells in series for National Army Museum 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'Memories of the Civil War and the Creation of a Veteran Identity'
The National Army Museum, 9 December 2020. Public and international audience of 183 people.
As a result of this lecture series, 65 new people joined the National Army Museum's membership scheme.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/generals-soldiers-and-veterans-english-civil-war-lecture-33
 
Description Online lecture to the Battlefields Trust 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'Civil War General Philip Skippon'. Online talk to the Battlefields Trust on 18 November 2020. Audience of 89 members of the Battlefields Trust.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.battlefieldstrust.com/news.asp?NewsArticleID=270
 
Description Plenary Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Hopper was invited to be the plenary speaker at the British Commission for Military History's Conference entitled 'Russet-Coated Soldiers: A BCMH Conference on the British Civil Wars', at the National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum on 8 July 2017. Dr Hopper delivered a presentation about the plans of this AHRC project, under the title 'The Human Costs of Civil War: War Victims and their Stories'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.bcmh.org.uk/events/list/?tribe_paged=1&tribe_event_display=past
 
Description Presentation to University of Leicester's 'New History Lab', entitled 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars: War Victims and their Stories', 10 November 2017 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Dr Andrew Hopper and Dr Ismini Pells delivered an hour long presentation about the 'Welfare Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars' project to Leicester postgraduates at their seminar series 'The New History Lab' on 10 November 2017. Around 30 attended including an undergraduate considering going on to postgraduate study, plus a handful of interested public. The presentation led to a great many questions, and a lengthy discussion, which was extended into a social event afterwards.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.newhistorylab.org/p/programme.html
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project manager Dr Ismini Pells delivered a talk on 'Everyday Soldiering, Military Welfare and the Human Costs of the Civil Wars', to the Society for Army Historical Research, at the Army and Navy Club, London, 11 September 2018
50 attendees, including academic historians, military history enthusiasts, and serving and retired military personnel (apparently they stopped taking bookings!) and there were loads of questions afterwards, which I always think is a good sign. The former commander of the field army attended. The main thing that came out of it seemed to be publicity - there was someone from the general staff of the Sealed Knot who asked if we would consider writing something for their magazine, and someone else suggested that we should do a talk for the National Army Museum. Lots of people asked about publication, so I pointed them all in the direction of the website - a few people had seen it already and gave very positive feedback. Invitation to speak at the National Army Museum and to write a piece for the Sealed Knot re-enactors' magazine.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ismini-pells-everyday-soldiering-military-welfare-and-the-human-costs...
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David J. Appleby 'The forgotten massacre of Shelford, 1645', public lecture at the Thomas Cranmer Centre, Aslockton, Nottinghamshire, 7 January 2020
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://www.aslockton-pc.org.uk/community/aslockton-parish-council-7907/activities-at-the-thomas-cran...
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'The Wounded of Naseby', Naseby Exhibition Launch, Daventry Museum, 7 February 2020

Audience of 30 museum professionals, volunteers and public. As a consequence of this, was asked to speak at fundraising dinner at Noseley Hall for Naseby Battlefield Project in summer 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL http://daventrymuseum.org.uk/whats-on/
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact A public lecture by our project co-I, Dr David Appleby entitled 'The wandering soldier: runaways, deserters and the negotiation of parliamentary authority in Civil-War England, 1642-1651' was delivered at the National Civil War Centre on 19 May 2018. There were around 40 attendees. The audience consisted mainly of heritage professionals, and interested members of the public.the talk utilised material from our project's Civil War Petitions website, as well as a wider range of material.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/pastevents/thethirdarmydesertersinthecivilwar.php
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Project co-I, Dr David Appleby delivered a talk entitled 'The Shelford Massacre and the repression of Catholic memory', at Nottinghamshire Archives, on 11 January 2019
There were c. 30 attendees, consisting of professional archivists and interested members of the general public. Dr Appleby utilised numerous documents from the Civil War Petitions website, and also a wealth of local archival material (much of which was produced by Nottinghamshire Archives after the talk for the attendees to view).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://nlha.org.uk/event/the-massacre-of-shelford-house-dr-david-appleby-nottinghamshire-archives/
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project manager Dr Ismini Pells delivered a talk to contribute to the 'Cruel Necessity: The English Civil Wars' Panel at the Malvern Festival of Military History on 6 October 2018.
This event took place at Hanley Castle, Worcestershire, with Prof Malcolm Wanklyn, Dr Serena Jones and Dr Andrew Lacey. An audience of 80 were present, many of whom noted the project website's URL. As a result of this Dr Pells was invited by Richard Shaw of the Battle of Worcester Society to give a talk at the Commandery. Andrew Lacey may use the website in his teaching at the Oxford University Department for Continuing Education.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.enlightenmentevents.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/EE-Programme-A5-WEB.pdf
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Our project co-I, David Appleby delivered a talk, 'Tender Consciences: toleration, persecution and the Restoration', to Bassetlaw Christian Heritage, The Well, Retford, Nottinghamshire, 10 March 2018.

c. 70 attendees, consisting of local politicians, religious leaders, charity workers, heritage professionals, historians and members of the general public. Utilised documents from the Civil War Petitions website, as well as a wider range of material. Among the other speakers was Dr Rowan Williams, former Archbishop of Canterbury, and John Mann MP for Bassetlaw.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://bassetlawchristianheritage.com/tag/dr-david-j-appleby/
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'Wounded, Widows & Orphans: Civil War Petitions'. Talk to the friends of the Cromwell Museum at Huntingdon Town Hall, 20 November 2019.

Talk for around 50 members of the public with an interest in Oliver Cromwell and the Civil Wars, organised as part of their 'Autumn Lecture Series'.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.cromwellmuseum.org/events/As%20part%20of%20the%202019%20Cromwell%20Lecture%20Series,%20t...
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Third sector organisations
Results and Impact Project manager, Dr Ismini Pells delivered a talk entitled 'Child soldiers, witnesses and victims of the British Civil Wars', at the National Civil War Centre, on 19 January 2019. The audience were largely the Friends of the National Civil War Centre. Audience of 40.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.nationalcivilwarcentre.com/events/childsoldierswitnessesandvictimsofthecivilwar.php
 
Description Public Lecture 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper, delivered a talk about the project entitled 'Battle-Scarred: The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', to 29 attendees at Nantwich Museum on 15 February 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.facebook.com/nantwich.museumoffical/posts/2172260456145695
 
Description Public launch of AHRC project website 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact The Project Team led the Project Launch event at the National Civil War Centre on 26 July 2018, to an audience of 130, which included a moving performance by a Military Wives Choir, as well as attendance from local politicians and BBC Radio Leicester. At the same event there was a book launch of David Appleby and Andrew Hopper (eds), Battle-Scarred: Mortality, Medical Care and Military Welfare during the British Civil Wars (Manchester University Press, 2018). This publication was researched before the beginning of the project, but it has helped to prepare the way for our project and raise its profile by mentioning the project in its conclusion.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/blog/archival-material-now-on-civil-war-petitions
 
Description Speaker at AHRC-funded symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Ismini Pells presented a talk 'Petitioning soldiers, the power of the patient and the provision of military welfare in seventeenth-century England and Wales' : at the AHRC-Research Network funded workshop 'Petitions and Petitioning from the Medieval Period to the Present: When and Why do Petitions Matter?' held at Birkbeck College, University of London, 11-12 April 2019.
Workshop for 50 cross-discipline academics, including historians, legal scholars and social scientists. Included an impact panel consisting of representatives from the Houses of Parliament, Welsh Assembly and NGOs. Organised as part of an AHRC Networking Grant 'Petitions and Petitioning from the Medieval Period to the Present': Invitation to contribute paper to the edited volume arising from this project to be published by Cambridge University Press.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://gtr.ukri.org/projects?ref=AH%2FR008868%2F1
 
Description Speaker at AHRC-funded symposium 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper delivered a talk entitled 'Voices of Suffering: maimed soldiers, war widows and the human costs of the British Civil Wars', at 'The Voices of the People in Early Modern England', AHRC-funded symposium at The National Archives, on 2 February 2019.
Attended by 127 people. As a consequence Dr Amanda Capern (University of Hull) invited Professor Hopper to advise / participate in an intended AHRC application on court records during the civil wars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-voices-of-the-people-in-early-modern-england-registration-5309059...
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'From revolutionary bulwark to Stuart loyalists: The Restoration refashioning of the London Artillery Company, 1660-88'. Paper presented at the 'Civil War, Memory and Authority' conference held at the Quaker Meeting House, Oxford, 4 July 2019.

Paper delivered as part of the 'Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1710' project conference to an audience of around 50 historians: Invitation to contribute paper to the edited volume arising from the conference to be published by Routledge (under contract).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/blog/civil-war-memory-and-authority-a-conference-blogpost
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Project manager, Dr Ismini Pells delivered a talk 'Holes in the head, imbecilic legs and a wolf in the arm: Civil War medical practice in British and European perspective', at Nottingham Trent University, at The Thirty Years War Symposium on 11 July 2018, attended by 40 academics and students.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ntu.ac.uk/about-us/events/events/2018/07/thirty-years-war-400-years-on
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'The soldier, the State and the competing ideals of Restoration military welfare'. Paper presented at the International Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference held at the University of Edinburgh, 14-19 July 2019.

Large-scale conference for interdisciplinary scholars working on the eighteenth century (broadly defined): Paper part of two panels examining 'The Intellectual History of Warfare' with scholars from across Europe and the US.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.bsecs.org.uk/isecs/en/
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Project co-I Dr David Appleby delivered a talk, 'Fleshing out a massacre: Shelford House and the potentialities of the 'Conflict warfare and memory' project', at Nottingham Trent University, The Thirty Years War Symposium, on 11 July 2018. c. 40 attendees. Audience consisting of academic historians, amateur historians, publishers and interested members of the public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ntu.ac.uk/about-us/events/events/2018/07/thirty-years-war-400-years-on
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact One of the project Co-Investigators, Dr David Appleby delivered a presentation about our project to an audience of academics and postgraduates, entitled 'Welfare, conflict and memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1700'. The event was a conference at the University of Exeter, entitled 'Medical Practice in Early Modern Britain in Comparative Perspective', and was held on 6 September 2017. The URL below lists another of our Co-Is, Professor Mark Stoyle giving the talk. But Dr Appleby stood in for him to deliver it.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://practitioners.exeter.ac.uk/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/comparative-perspective_programme.pdf
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper delivered a talk entitled 'Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the Civil Wars, 1642-1710', to The Returning Soldier symposium, at Manchester Metropolitan University, on 6 September 2018. The symposium attended by 14 academics from Manchester Metropolitan University and beyond, and this event was organized by Dr Kathryn Hurlock with a view to developing an AHRC networking application.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/artshumanities/rah/events/detail/index.php?id=9041
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Lloyd Bowen, 'Poyer, Corruption and Lies: Shaping the Recent Past in Civil War Pembrokeshire'. Paper presented at the 'Civil War, Memory and Authority' conference held at the Quaker Meeting House, Oxford, 4 July 2019.

Paper delivered as part of the 'Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1710' project conference to an audience of around 50 historians: Invitation to contribute paper to the edited volume arising from the conference to be published by Routledge (under contract).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/blog/civil-war-memory-and-authority-a-conference-blogpost
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper delivered a talk on 'The Politics of Military Welfare in Civil-War Yorkshire', at the colloquium 'New Approaches to the History of the North: A Colloquium in Memory of Gordon Forster', at the University of Leeds, on 29 September 2018. 60 people were in attendance. Contact with Prof Stephen Alford of University of Leeds was established and as a consequence of the talk Prof Alford will now be using the project website in teaching his 3rd year undergraduates on the Civil Wars.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://newapproachestothenorth.wordpress.com/2018/09/21/final-programme/
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Project manager Dr Ismini Pells delivered a talk entitled, 'Adventure or adversity? Child soldiers, childhood experience and trauma during the British Civil Wars', to the Combat Stress and the Pre-Modern World conference at Manchester Metropolitan University on 7 December 2018. There were 35 attendees, all academic historians representing different chronological periods. Strong ECR presence. Invitation to contribute to edited collection, which will include a contribution from Sir Simon Wessley, who has recently overseen the Mental Health Act Review and contacted the organisers after hearing about the conference.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://networks.h-net.org/node/73374/announcements/2543046/cfp-combat-stress-and-pre-modern-world
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David J. Appleby, 'Listening to lost voices: the Civil War Petitions project', at a national conference 'Museums matter: interpreting, sharing and collaborating in research', held at the University of Nottingham, 26 June 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'The Politics of Military Welfare in Civil-War Yorkshire', at the International Bangor Conference on the Restoration, University of Wales, Bangor, 30 July 2019.
David J. Appleby, 'The traitor in our own hearts: representations of loyalty and animosity in the Restoration archives', at the International Bangor Conference on the Restoration, University of Wales, Bangor, 30 July 2019.
Dr Ismini Pells, 'Broken and restored bodies: personal narratives of Civil War injuries in the context of Restoration public discourse', at the International Bangor Conference on the Restoration, University of Wales, Bangor, 30 July 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://restoration.bangor.ac.uk/
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact Our project manager, Dr Ismini Pells, delivered a paper 'Children, violence and trauma: a historical perspective from the seventeenth-century British Civil Wars' to the Childhood, violence and psychological trauma: Transcultural perspectives conference, University College London, 2 March 2018

Conference attended by around 50 cross-discipline academics, charity-workers/NGO representatives, health professionals and policy-makers. Invitation to publish paper as part of a special edition of the journal Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ucl.ac.uk/ioe/sites/ioe/files/transcultural-perspectives-workshop-childhood-violence-tra...
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'The Politics of Military Welfare in Civil-War Yorkshire', Mobilizing Resources for War Conference, All Souls College, Oxford, 10 December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://fiscalmilitary.history.ox.ac.uk/mobilising-resources-war-programme
 
Description Speaker at Academic Conference 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Mark Stoyle, 'Extreme Trials of Fidelity?: Captain Bartholomew Gidley and Royalist Memories of the Civil War'. Paper presented at the 'Civil War, Memory and Authority' conference held at the Quaker Meeting House, Oxford, 4 July 2019.

Paper delivered as part of the 'Conflict, Welfare and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars, 1642-1710' project conference to an audience of around 50 historians: Invitation to contribute paper to the edited volume arising from the conference to be published by Routledge (under contract).
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL http://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/blog/civil-war-memory-and-authority-a-conference-blogpost
 
Description Speaker at Knowledge Exchange Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact David J. Appleby, 'East Midlands voices from the Civil Wars: the Civil War Petitions project from a local perspective', at the East Midlands Archivists' annual meeting (National Civil War Centre, Newark), 29 July 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at Knowledge Exchange Workshop 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact I delivered a presentation entitled 'Collaborating with Museums: The Battle-Scarred Exhibition at the National Civil War Centre', to the Knowledge Exchange Workshop entitled 'Presenting the Early Modern: Opportunities, Challenges and Impact', held at the Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities on 1 December 2017. The presentation focused on some of the benefits and challenges faced by academics when collaborating with museums. The presentation sparked interest and questions afterwards and one delegate suggested a future conference be planned to bring together humanities researchers, curators, archivists and visitor experience managers to discuss the opportunities and challenges of presenting early modern history to the wider public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL https://agilience.com/en/TORCHOxford
 
Description Speaker at New Teacher Subject Day for Prince's Teaching Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Project Manager Dr Ismini Pells delivered a talk entitled 'The Human Costs of the English Civil Wars' to the Prince's Trust Institute New Teachers' Day, held at Pimlico Academy, on 8 December 2018. This was a workshop for c. 30 newly-qualified history teachers, organised by the Prince's Trust Institute. Opportunity to promote the education pages of the website to the teachers and three new volunteers were recruited for the project's teachers' workshop/advisory group.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.ptieducation.org/
 
Description Speaker at New Teacher Subject Day for Prince's Teaching Institute 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Professional Practitioners
Results and Impact on 9 December 2017, Dr Hopper delivered a presentation about the 'Welfare, Conflict and Memory during and after the English Civil Wars' project to a class of 25 teachers participating on a New Teacher Subject Day organised by the Prince's Teaching Institute at Pimlico Academy, London. Some of the teachers in the group were undertaking their PGCE, some were newly qualified, and some had numerous years of experience. Dr Hopper discussed with the teachers our plans for an education website based on the project to be used in schools, and for our plans to deliver three annual September Saturday teachers' workshops at the National Civil War Centre, Newark Museum, in 2018-2020. Two of the teachers have already volunteered to be part of our user tester group and to attend the first of the teachers' workshops at Newark in September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2017
URL http://www.princesteachinginstitute.org.uk/what-we-do/new-teacher-subject-days/
 
Description Speaker at Public History Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'The Human Costs of Civil War: The Experience of Oxfordshire', Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, Woodstock, 13 June 2019.
Audience of 50+ academics, museum professionals, volunteers and public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at Public History Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'Civil War Petitions - Stories of Maimed Soldiers, War Widows and the Human Cost of War'. Talk for the Battle of Worcester Society at The Commandery, Worcester, 20 June 2019.

Talk for around 30 members of the public with an interest in the Civil Wars and the history of Worcester, organised as part of their 'Civil War Nights' lecture series.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.museumsworcestershire.org.uk/events/civil-war-petitions/
 
Description Speaker at Public History Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David J. Appleby, 'The human cost of the Civil Wars: Lincolnshire and its hinterlands', at a public study day run jointly by the Cromwell Association and the University of Lincoln, 15 May 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at Public History Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David J. Appleby, 'The Civil War Petitions Project' to the Lincolnshire Historical Association, 4 December 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at Public History Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact David J. Appleby, 'Did Civil War soldiers really fade away?' at the Norwell Parish Heritage Group, Nottinghamshire, 16 October 2019
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at Public History Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'Civil War Petitions', talk delivered at the National Army Museum, 25 October 2019.

Talk for around 70 members of the public with an interest in military history, organised as part of the National Army Museum's 'Friday Insights' lecture series:
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.nam.ac.uk/whats-on/civil-war-petitions
 
Description Speaker at Public History Event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', Tudors and Stuarts history weekend, Canterbury Christchurch University, 13 April 2019.

Audience of 50 academics and public.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://blogs.canterbury.ac.uk/kenthistory/tag/andrew-hopper/
 
Description Speaker at filmed conversation event 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Study participants or study members
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper gave a brief talk on 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', at Alrewas National Memorial Arboretum on 19 October 2018. It was for a small audience for a filmed event of a conversation between academics and members of the War Widows Association of Great Britain, organised by Dr Nadine Muller of Liverpool John Moores University and her HLF-funded 'War Widows Stories' project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://twitter.com/WarWidowsAssoc/status/1043756751429017600
 
Description Speaker at filmed conversation event 
Form Of Engagement Activity A formal working group, expert panel or dialogue
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Dr Lloyd Bowen, one of our project co-Is, spoke at 'War Widows' Stories' event organised by Dr Nadine Muller at Cardiff Castle, 8 June 2018.

Small audience for a filmed event of a conversation between academics and members of the War Widows Association of Great Britain, organised by Dr Nadine Muller of Liverpool John Moores University and her HLF-funded 'War Widows Stories' project.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.civilwarpetitions.ac.uk/blog/war-widows-past-and-present-the-civil-war-petitions-and-war...
 
Description Speaker at university seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Mark Stoyle, 'Extreme Trials of Fidelity?: Captain Bartholomew Gidley and Royalist Memories of the Civil War', paper given at the Wessex History seminar, University of Winchester, 20 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at university seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper delivered a talk entitled 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', to the Early Modern Britain Seminar at Merton College, Oxford, on 17 January 2019. There was an audience of 40 Oxford staff and graduate students. The talk received favourable coverage and reaction on Twitter.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://talks.ox.ac.uk/talks/id/9db69963-64d3-4f30-89d8-08ce33933cb4/
 
Description Speaker at university seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'The Christian Centurion: Philip Skippon and the British Civil Wars'. Paper presented to the Nottingham Trent University History and Heritage Research Seminar, 13 March 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description Speaker at university seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', History of War Seminar, All Souls College, Oxford, 20 November 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.asc.ox.ac.uk/event/history-war-seminar-series-human-costs-civil-wars-england-and-wales-1...
 
Description Speaker at university seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'The Politics of Military Welfare in Civil-War Yorkshire', Institute of Historical Research Seminar, Kings College London, 2 May 2019.

Audience of 25 academics.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.history.ac.uk/seminars/british-history-17th-century
 
Description Speaker at university seminar series 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'Children, Violence and Trauma during the British Civil Wars'. Paper presented at the 'British History in the 17th Century' seminar, Institute for Historical Research, London, 24 October 2019. Seminar presentation to around 25 academic historians.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.history.ac.uk/events/children-violence-and-trauma-during-british-civil-wars
 
Description Speaker at workshop for an HLF project's volunteers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper delivered a talk on 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', for The Warwickshire Loss Accounts Heritage Lottery-Funded Project, at Budbrooke Church Hall, Warwick, 21 July 2018. This was attended by the organiser, Dr Maureen Harris and over 30 volunteers on the Warwickshire Loss Accounts project in collaboration with the Friends of the Warwickshire Record Office and the Dugdale Society. We recruited a postgraduate student as a volunteer for our project as a result of this event.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL http://www.warwickshirehistory.org.uk/perch/resources/harrismliving-through-the-civil-wars2-1.pdf
 
Description TV appearance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper was interviewed by Professor Alice Roberts on the topic of civil-war Oxford in 'Britain's Most Historic Towns' series for broadcast by Channel 4 TV in 2019, at St Michael's Church, Cornmarket, Oxford, on 24 September 2018.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description TV appearance 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Television appearance by one of our project's co-Is, Professor Mark Stoyle on the subject 'The Battle of Dunbar'; programme 'Who Do You Think You Are?' (TLC, USA, transmission date 21 May 2018). Mark was filmed in conversation with the subject of this programme, the Hollywood star Jon Cryer, and acted as one of the programme's historical consultants. The broadcast attracted several million viewers.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
URL https://www.imdb.com/title/tt7363254/
 
Description TV appearance - Dr Ismini Pells, spring 2020 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, filming for 'Mystic Britain' series two, Smithsonian Channel, 14 November 2019.

Interviewed by programme presenter Mary-Ann Ochota on the formation of the London Barber-Surgeons Company in 1540 as part of a programme on the history of medicine. This will be broadcast in Spring 2020.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
 
Description TV appearance - Prof Andrew Hopper BBC4: Charles I: Killing a King 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Public/other audiences
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, TV appearance on dramatized documentary presented by Lisa Hilton, entitled 'Charles I: Killing a King', BBC4, Darlow Smithson Productions, 17 December 2019.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.dsp.tv/productions/charles-i-killing-a-king/
 
Description TV appearance - Prof. Andrew Hopper, Britain's Most Historic Towns: Civil War Oxford, 4 April 2019 
Form Of Engagement Activity A broadcast e.g. TV/radio/film/podcast (other than news/press)
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach International
Primary Audience Media (as a channel to the public)
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, TV appearance on 'Britain's Most Historic Towns': Civil War Oxford, Channel 4, April 2019, presented by Alice Roberts.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2019
URL https://www.channel4.com/programmes/britains-most-historic-towns/episode-guide/series-2
 
Description Talk to School History Society 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'Civil War Petitions: Wounded Soldiers, War Widows and the Human Costs of War'. Talk to the Senior History Society, Oundle School, 14 January 2020.

Talk for around 30 sixth-form students and history teachers studying/teaching the Civil Wars. Opportunity to demonstrate the project website and advertise the forthcoming education pages on the project website. Positive feedback from the teachers included a commitment to use the project website in their lessons.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
URL https://www.oundleschool.org.uk/co-curricular/clubs-societies/
 
Description The World Turned Upside Down: Conflict, Chaos and Creativity during the English Civil War 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Ismini Pells, 'The World Turned Upside Down: Conflict, Chaos and Creativity during the English Civil War'. Talk to 43 newly-qualified history teachers at the Prince's Trust Institute New Teacher Subject Day, 6 February 2021.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
 
Description Virtual School Visit, Canford School, Wimborne, Dorset 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Local
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact 70 pupils attended this online presentation.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2020
 
Description War Victims and their Stories: The Civil Wars Petition Project 
Form Of Engagement Activity A talk or presentation
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Postgraduate students
Results and Impact Andrew Hopper, 'War Victims and their Stories: The Civil Wars Petition Project', Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies, University of Durham, 17 February 2021
Online presentation. Audience of 39 academics and postgraduate students
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2021
URL https://www.dur.ac.uk/imems/events/durhamearlymodgroup/?eventno=48535
 
Description Workshop for schoolteachers 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach National
Primary Audience Schools
Results and Impact Project team members Prof Andrew Hopper, Dr David Appleby and Dr Ismini Pells participated in a Teachers' Workshop at the National Civil War Centre on 8 September 2018.
The day was attended by 5 teachers from 4 secondary schools, the Cromwell Association Schools Officer and 3 of the Learning and Participation Team of the National Civil War Centre.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with museum volunteers and members of local history societies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project co-I, Dr David Appleby led a further workshop on 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', at the National Civil War Centre on 17 June 2018. Attended by 12 National Civil War Centre volunteers and Nottinghamshire Local History Society members funded by Bright Ideas Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018
 
Description Workshop with museum volunteers and members of local history societies 
Form Of Engagement Activity Participation in an activity, workshop or similar
Part Of Official Scheme? No
Geographic Reach Regional
Primary Audience Other audiences
Results and Impact Project PI, Professor Andrew Hopper delivered a talk and led a day long workshop on 'The Human Costs of the British Civil Wars', at the National Civil War Centre on 9 June 2018 for 10 of the National Civil War Centre volunteers and Nottinghamshire Local History Society members funded by Bright Ideas Nottingham.
Year(s) Of Engagement Activity 2018