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Sir George Mackenzie was a Scottish lawyer, Lord Advocate, essayist and legal writer. His professional life was a contradiction with the refusal to endorse the popular belief of actual witchcraft, and his relentless persecution of the Presbyterian Covenanters who were against King Charles I’s desire to convert them to the use of High Anglican practices (Episcopal Church Government). 252 more words


Today on the EHFA: The Banqueting House

Today I can be found on the English Historical Fiction Authors blog (EHFA) taking you on a tour of Whitehall’s Banqueting House. To access my article, … 19 more words

Guest Blog

King Charles and his Happy Death

(I had posted this at The American Catholic, and I thought the history mavens of Almost Chosen People might enjoy it.)

The phrase “happy death” is no stranger to Catholics, a death where a person takes advantage of an awareness of approaching bodily death to confess sins and to appear before God for the particular judgment as a penitent.  1,312 more words

LondonLife – King Henry VIII’s lost tiltyard tower rediscovered… | Exploring London

Archaeologists have uncovered the remains of one of five highly ornate towers, luxurious banqueting houses from which the court would view tournaments in King Henry VIII’s walled tiltyard at Hampton Court Palace. 76 more words

21st Century

London prepares for Civil War (Giovanni Giustiniani, 1642)

November 7th –  On this day in 1642, Giovanni Giustiniani, the Venetian ambassador to the court of Charles I, wrote in a letter to the Doge and Senate of Venice: 253 more words

On This Day

Book Review - 'Cavalier Queen' by Fiona Mountain

My Recommended Read for November is ‘Cavalier Queen’. It is the first book I have read by Fiona Mountain – but it won’t be the last! 394 more words


Steve Lawson on the Puritan Era

Here are my rough draft notes on Steve Lawson’s two-part lecture, on the puritan era:

Steve Lawson, Puritan Era

Overview of the Puritan Era.
Samuel Rutherford, John Owen, John Bunyan, Matthew Henry (in Crossroads). 1,375 more words