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356 years ago today: The Trial of King Charles

Tomorrow, January 20th is the 356th anniversary of The Trial of King Charles.

The beginning of the Commonwealth of England and the end of a Monarchy. 1,001 more words

The Strange Case of King Charles I's Hidden 'Daughter'

One of the great delights of writing this blog, of having a website, and of being moderately active on Twitter, is that I sometimes gets really interesting feedback from those who follow me. 929 more words

The  attempted arrest of the “five members” (John Rushworth, 1642)

4th January – On this day in 1642, King Charles I and his henchmen entered the Houses of Parliament and attempted to arrest five Members of Parliament, namely, John Hampden (c.1595–1643) (*), Arthur Haselrig (1601–1661), Denzil Holles (1599–1680), John Pym (1584–1643) and William Strode (1598–1645). 185 more words

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An Uncommon History Lesson

I think I’ll just let this one speak for itself.

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“Pride’s purge” (1648)

December 6th On this day in 1648, the Parliamentarian Colonel Thomas Pride expelled over one hundred Presbyterian Royalist Members of Parliament from the Houses of Parliament, in what became known as “Pride’s Purge”. 37 more words

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