Events of the First Civil War 1642-6

A quiz on the First English Civil War, which took place from 1642 to 1646. Test your knowledge!

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1. Parliamentarians entered into an alliance with the Scots, fearing they would be unable to defeat the Royalists without outside help. In which year did this happen?

  • 1644
  • 1643
  • 1646
  • 1645
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2. In early October 1642, how many Cornishmen rose up in support of Charles I?

  • 6,000
  • 10,000
  • 5,000
  • 20,000

3. In which month did the First Civil War start?

  • October
  • July
  • August
  • September

4. What was the outcome of the Battle of Edgehill?

  • A decisive victory for Charles' army
  • It was a draw / Inconclusive
  • A clear parliamentary victory
  • A treaty was made between both sides

5. The Royalist army was crushed by the New Model Army at the Battle of Naseby. When did it take place?

  • June 1644
  • February 1666
  • June 1645
  • July 1645

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