We got some books out of the library on the subject, and watched the Horrible History sketches about the Civil War on Netflix:
- Series 2 Episode 7 (16 mins 30 secs – Charles I)
- Series 1 Episode 11 (20 mins 30 secs - The start of the civil war)
The Cromwell Museum in Huntingdon is a small museum, just one room, but holds a significant number of artefacts about Oliver Cromwell and the Civil War. The staff were very helpful and there was plenty for the kids to do: worksheets, dressing up, and games from the period. We spent about an hour there in total.
The children's favourite exhibit was undoubtedly the Lego reconstruction of a Civil War battle, although there were many other items of more historical interest.
|Lego Civil War Battle
|Oliver Cromwell's Hat
Following the BBC's Are you a Roundhead or a Cavalier? Solomon decided he was a Cavalier, and created a Cavalier recruitment poster.
|Solomon's Cavalier Recruitment Poster