Stuarts Online is a rich resource, bringing cutting-edge scholarship on the Stuart era to a wider audience. By focusing on key moments, documents and artefacts, Stuarts Online brings this pivotal period of British political and cultural history to life, for teachers, students and the wider public.

The website contains twenty films – each centred on a key text or artefact – which explore the stories and personalities central to the history of Stuart Britain. The films are supplemented by lesson plans, biographies, timelines, and learning resources. Media products have been codeveloped and produced by Historyworks.

We found – especially in earlier research, on The Stuart Successions Project – that moments of succession brilliantly illuminate the key issues and conflicts of this remarkable period of history. Our films and associated materials look especially at such moments of crisis and transition.

Stuarts Online is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, and developed by the universities of Exeter and Oxford in partnership with the Ash­molean Museum, the Bodleian Library, the Historical Association, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.