Countries across the world remember their Civil Wars with statues and great commemorations and celebrations. The British have had a rather odd approach to their own. This talk will examine how the conflict of the seventeenth century has been viewed in our own contemporary world, in our schools, films, culture and politics.
Historians Michael Sewell and Steven Bishop will explore why the war is problematic for our own society and ask questions on how it could be used in the future. Does remembrance of the war have a place in our own modern world, and if so how?