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Welcome to the Wars of the Three Kingdoms task force. If you have any questions about articles or are generally seeking advice, you're encouraged to ask at the main military history talk page, or you can directly approach one of the task force participants below.

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This task force covers the period up to the start of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (including, for example, the Personal Rule of King Charles I), the Wars themselves, the Interregnum, and the first few years of the Restoration. The task force also covers the biographies of anyone involved in the Wars and Interregnum, and articles on the history of those parts of the British Empire affected by the Wars and the foreign adventures of the English Commonwealth and Protectorate governments. It can be considered to be a subgroup of the Early Modern warfare task force, whose scope includes every such topic.

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  1. AnAbsolutelyOriginalUsername42 (talk · contribs) - (Charles I, Divine Right of Kings and how it relates to Civil War, propaganda & political arguments throughout three kingdoms)
  2. Inchiquin (talk · contribs) (Ireland, the British in Ireland. Planning on adding a section to the Second English Civil War article to link it more to Ireland. Also still hope to add more articles covering the largely forgotten battles fought in Ireland in this period, other related topics...)
  3. Jdorney (talk · contribs) (Interested in maintaining and improving the Irish articles. And to a lesser extent the English and Scottish ones.)
  4. PBS (talk · contribs) (Predominantly the English Civil War and English Interregnum)
  5. Sabrebd (talk · contribs) Will probably stick mainly to Scotland, but pretty much interested in all wars in all kingdoms.
  6. Harrias (talk · contribs): Mostly the battles and personnel relating to the south-west of England, but wider if the fancy takes me.
  7. TheBestEditorInEngland (talk · contribs): Mostly the military engagements of the English Civil war but I may also dabble in anything related to the Wars of the Three Kingdoms.

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Attention needed referencing and citation (346) • coverage and accuracy (222) • structure (76) • grammar (11) • supporting materials (152)
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Oliver Cromwell (referencing) • Great Siege of Scarborough Castle (article name and infobox) • Battle of Weymouth (merge infoxboxes or make two separate articles?) • Siege of High Ercall Hall (infobox) • Battle of Dunaverty (referencing and infobox)
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Siege of Bolingbroke CastleBattle of GranthamBattle of Ancaster HeathBattle of Colby MoorSieges of NewarkBattle of ColefordBattle of LancautBattle of HighnamBattle of LedburyFirst Battle of ModburySecond Battle of ModburyBattle of ChagfordBattle of Beacon HillBattle of WinwickSieges of Sherborne CastleStorming of PrestonBattle of Anacaster HeathBattle of WarehamBattle of AshbourneCapture of LiverpoolBattle of Ashby de la ZouchBattle of AbingdonSiege of Corfe CastleSiege of Dunster CastleSiege of LudlowSiege of Hopton CastleSiege/Capture/Sack of Apley CastleBattle of LongfordSieges of Longford/Longford HallBattle of Newbridge (Currently Redirect) • Siege of Caus CastleSiege of Leicester (Currently redirect) • Sieges of Brampton BryanBattle of Greatham BridgeSiege of Mountfitchet CastleBattle of UphamBattle of South HartingSiege of Crowland (Currently redirect) • Battle of St NeotsSiege of Donnington Castle
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Battle of Rhunahaorine MossAlexander Hamilton (sailor)Battle of AylesburyBattle of Boldon HillBattle of DalnaspidalBattle of GlenmaquinBattle of HeptonstallBattle of New Ross (1643)Battle of Olney BridgeBattle of Rhunahaorine MossBattle of TullichBattle of Warrington Bridge (1651)Blair WordenBlock House (Melcombe)Cotton FortHumphrey BaggerleyLochend Castle, CampbeltownSecond Battle of MiddlewichSiege of Carlisle (1645)Siege of High Ercall HallSiege of Inverness (1649)Siege of Inverness (1650)Siege of Inverness (1689)Siege of Reading
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Anthony Hungerford (Roundhead)Battle of Aberdeen (1646)Battle of Seacroft MoorInterregnum (England)Manus O'Cahan's RegimentPortadown massacreSiege of Newcastle
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Manus O'Cahan's RegimentTimeline of the Wars of the Three Kingdoms
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  • Atkinson, Charles Francis (1911), "Great Rebellion" , in Chisholm, Hugh (ed.), Encyclopædia Britannica, 12 (11th ed.), Cambridge University Press, pp. 403–421
  • Bennett, Martyn (2016). Historical Dictionary of the British and Irish Civil Wars 1637–1660. London: Rowman & Littlefield. ISBN 978-1-442262-64-5. (limited number of pages available on Google books)
  • Carlton, Charles (1994) [1992]. Going to the Wars: The Experience of the British Civil Wars, 1638–1651. Routledge. ISBN 0-415-10391-6..
  • Gaunt, Peter (1997). The British Wars 1637–1651. UK: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-12966-4.
  • Gentles, Ian (2007). "The English Revolution and the Wars in the Three Kingdoms, 1638–1652". In Scott, H. M.; Collins, B. W. (eds.). Modern Wars in Perspective. Harlow, UK: Pearson Longman.
  • Godwin, George Nelson (1904). The Civil War in Hampshire (1642-45) and the Story of Basing House. Southampton;London: Southampton, H.M. Gilbert and Son;London, J. and E. Bumpus. ISBN 9780344086410.
  • Harris, Tim (2014). Rebellion: Britain's First Stuart Kings, 1567-1642. OUP. ISBN 978-0199209002.
  • Hopper, Andrew (2012). Turncoats and Renegadoes: Changing Sides During the English Civil Wars. OUP. ISBN 978-0199575855.
  • Howard, Maurice (1996). Leslie, Kim; Short, Brian (eds.). An Historical Atlas of Sussex. Chichester: Phillimore & Co. Ltd. ISBN 1-86077-112-2. (only certain parts of the book are on the civil war but do include good notes and illustrations/maps for sussex in the civil war)
  • Hutton, Ronald (2003). The Royalist War Effort 1642-1646. Routledge. ISBN 9780415305402.
  • Jane, Lionel Cecil (1905). The Coming of Parliament; England from 1350 to 1660. New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons etc. pp. 376–377.
  • Manganiello, Stephen C. (2004). The Concise Encyclopedia of the Revolutions and Wars of England, Scotland, and Ireland, 1639–1660. Lanham, Maryland: The Scarecrow Press. ISBN 0-8108-5100-8. (limited number of pages available on Google books)
  • Newman, P.R. (1998) [1985]. Atlas of the English Civil War. London: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-19609-4. (limited number of pages available on Google books)
  • Purkiss, Diane (2006). The English Civil War: A People’s History. Harper Press. ISBN 978-0007150618.
  • Royle, Trevor (2004). Civil War: The Wars of the Three Kingdoms. UK: Little Brown. ISBN 0-316-86125-1.
  • Thomas-Stanford, Charles (1910). Sussex in the great Civil War and the interregnum, 1642-1660. London: London, Chiswick Press. ISBN 9781333679750.
  • Venning, Timothy (2015). An Alternative History of Britain: The English Civil War. Barnsley: Pen & Sword Military. ISBN 978-1-4738-2782-0. (limited number of pages available on Google books)
  • Wedgwood, CV (1958). The King's War, 1641-1647 (2001 ed.). Penguin Classics. ISBN 978-0141390727.