Significant Places in the Civil Wars
The Civil Wars affected every locality in England and Wales, but some communities were more divided and war-torn than others. The castles, towns, villages and manor houses of England and Wales hosted garrisons, prisons, hospitals and billets for the rival armies.
Civil War Petitions contains the records of how the Wars touched the people of those places. It shows how welfare was administered in different localities, and which areas had the largest numbers of claimants.
Search for a particular place name to discover if royalist or parliamentarian pensioners resided there. See how far away they lived from their local court of Quarter Sessions where they were required to appear to receive payments. See which counties offered the most generous welfare, and which were the most overburdened.
This page is currently still under development. A different layout and more complex search functions (including a map view of all locations) will be available in due course.