The Battle of Marston Moor

Ref: C2346540

The Battle of Marston Moor was one of the most decisive battles of the English Civil War and it is famous in British History. But why was the Battle of Marston Moor fought? Why was the result of this battle so important? During the course of this brief introduction to one of the most important periods of British History, I will look at the causes of the battle, the events that occurred during the conflict and the reasons why this battle was so important to the outcome of the English Civil War as a whole. Join me as I investigate the reasons for the outcome of this battle and how the people involved played a crucial part in changing the history of Britain.

Course aim

To understand the events leading up to the Battle of Marston Moor, the events of the battle and the events that occurred as a result of the battle.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Describe some of the events that lead up to the Battle of Marston Moor.
  • Describe some of the events that occurred during the Battel of Marston Moor.
  • Explain how military tactics affected the outcome of the Battle or Marston Moor.
  • Recognise the significance of the Battle of Marston Moor in British History.
  • Recognise some of the important figures associated with the Battle of Marston Moor and the impact of the battle on their lives.

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

As this is an online course, participants will need to have a computer or similar device with a good internet connection and webcam or digital camera.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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The Battle of Marston Moor

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