Welcome to the Schools and Colleges section of the Cromwell Association website!

The Cromwell Association is passionate about supporting students of 17th century British history and that is why we have been working so hard on this project. As an A level teacher myself, I know that it can be difficult to get hold of resources for this period so my colleagues and I wanted to put together a selection of helpful material for schools and colleges to use.

We hope you will agree that we've made a good start. We will continue to add to the pages on offer and we would like you to make contributions too. We have a section to showcase the best work our students produce - could one of your student’s essays be exhibited here? The revision area is meant to be interactive, so that we can all share activities that have worked with our classes in the past.

In addition to this, we have an exciting range of resources. There is a range of articles under seven different headings – I will continue to add new articles as they are written so that you can be sure your students will benefit from the very ‘cutting edge’ of Cromwellian scholarship. Dr Patrick Little, from the History of Parliament Trust and Professor Peter Gaunt, of the University of Chester have produced source analyses, which will be of use to any student who is a little unsure about how to pull apart a source. From Cambridge University, Professor David Smith's piece on Choosing Sides is aimed mainly at Edexcel students but will be of general interest too. There are a number of audio lectures all directly related to the A level syllabuses, a quotations area, and last but not least, information about upcoming events which might be of interest to A level historians.

We hope you agree with us that this is an exciting new venture and we hope to welcome your school as a School/College member of the Cromwell Association. Membership for schools and colleges is £50 for UK and £55 for overseas teachers. To enjoy all the benefits of The Cromwell Association's Schools Membership click here to pay by Paypal and follow the registration process. Paypal includes a link to pay by debit or credit card if you prefer this payment method.

If you do not have a Paypal account and would prefer to pay by cheque, please email me and I will arrange to send you an invoice.

We look forward to seeing you in the Teacher's area.

Serrie Meakins