Overviews, biogs, timelines
Primary and secondary sources
A comprehensive reference resource spanning Charles' first parliament of 1625 to the Restoration. Excellent soldier/statesmen biographies and campaign maps.
British History Online
A vast collection of searchable databases, invaluable for access to state papers, court registers and other legal documents.
11 major sources from the Early Modern period to the 19th century. Includes the 17th and 18th century Burney Newspaper Collection, the House of Commons Parliamentary Papers and the Proceedings of the Old Bailey Online. More collections to be added in 2012.
Wikipedia English Civil War page
The usual Wikipedia-advice-caveats apply, but click away and let it guide you. Who knows where you'll end up?
London Lives 1690-1800
240,00 manuscript pages from eight London archive and 15 other datasets. Access to historical records containing over 3.35 million name instances.
The best central source for finding individual soldiers, at the National Archives, Kew. An incomplete list of known sources, but a great starting point.
Early English Books Online (subscription only, but accessible via the British Library at St Pancras or Colindale)
More than 125,000 titles listed in Pollard & Redgrave's Short-Title Catalogue (1475-1640), Wing's Short-Title Catalogue (1641-1700) and their revised editions, and the Early English Books Tract Supplement.
Also contains the Thomason Tracts (1640-1661) collection, consisting of over 22,000 printed items, bound in 2,000 volumes, including 7,200 news pamphlets and newsbooks, providing detailed accounts of battles, negotiations, and political machinations.
The 1641 Depositions
Witness testimonies mainly by Protestants, but also by some Catholics, from all social backgrounds, concerning their experiences of the 1641 Irish rebellion.
The Battlefields Trust
30 battle reports (so far) from the wider conflict across Britain, including key facts, terrain maps and aerial photos.
Reporting the English Civil War
Website from Tyger's Head Books providing daily news from the developing English Civil War, beginning from the Battle at Edgehill in October 1642.
ECW Living History Resources
How to make and source 'things mid-17th century'.
The 1642 Tailor
How to kit yourself out for the English Civil War.
Early 17th century military drill illustrated and animated. Also includes detailed pages on siege warfare.
Detailed interactive map of the battle, including images, primary sources and suggestions for further reading.
Cultures of Knowledge: Networking the Republic of Letters 1550 - 1750
Project using digital methods to reassemble and interpret the correspondence networks of the early modern period.
A blog about early modern books, history and culture.
Articles by historical fiction authors concentrating mainly on the 17th century.
The 1640s Picturebook
A selection of English and Scottish images mainly from the 1640s, intended primarily as a costume guide.
Overviews, biogs, timelines
Open University English Civil War pages
A nicely present potted history of the conflict(s).
BBC English Civil War page
A précis of the years 1603-1714.
History on the Net
Teaching resources for schools, including online quizzes, wordsearches etc.
More biogs and descriptions of battles/radical groups etc. Useful collection of links to writers of the English Civil War.
Oxford Continuing Education
Open Education Resources used in teaching at the University of Oxford's Continuing Education department. Mainly podcasts and links but worth checking as more resources are likely to be added.
Ed Podesta's site helps history teachers think about and plan their history teaching.