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Monarchs of England: House of Stuart

1603-1625 James I

Born at Edinburgh Castle in Scotland on 19th June 1566, he was James VI of Scotland from 1567 and crowned James I of England on 25th July 1603, Elizabeth I’s heir due to his claim through Margaret Tudor, his great-grandmother. 626 more words



Time for some culture, although I can’t help thinking of a quote I first came across when teaching Mussolini’s Italy to schoolchildren some 30 years ago: ‘when I hear the word “culture”, I reach for my gun,’ said, yes, Mussolini’s Minister of Culture. 1,154 more words

#OTD in 1661 – Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland, is ritually executed more than two years after his death, on the 12th anniversary of the execution of the monarch he himself deposed.

On 20 April 1653 Cromwell dismissed the Rump Parliament by force, setting up a short-lived nominated assembly known as the Barebones Parliament, before being invited by his fellow leaders to rule as Lord Protector of England, Wales, Scotland and Ireland from 16 December 1653. 520 more words

Irish History

King Charles I: Art Collector Extraordinaire

King Charles I ruled England for 24 years before he was executed in 1649. During his reign he amassed a collection of over 2,000 works of art. 261 more words

Movies, Theater And TV