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Arminianism in England

The seventeenth century saw, however, a widespread English recoil from Calvinism, both supra- and infralapsarian, along the lines that Baro and Barrett marked out.  Though, in Elizabeth’s last years, it looked as if the Bezan Calvinism of Cambridge’s William Whitaker (died in 1595) and William Perkins (died in 1602), the only two British theologians of international reputation, was carrying all before it, men such as Lancelot Andrewes and John Overall, like Hooker before them, were already standing quietly apart, thinking it a provincial and un-catholic development, and their viewpoint made steady headway.  220 more words

J. I. Packer

Spheres of Authority: Charles I and John Prideaux

A few dozen hand written letters are not Worcester Cathedral’s most beautiful objects; nor, dating from the mid-17th century, are they anywhere near the oldest. Nevertheless, this correspondence (written 1641-1642) from Charles I to John Prideaux, the Bishop of Worcester and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Oxford, is of immense value to Worcester. 776 more words

Early Modern History

Parliament puts King Charles I on trial

Less than 50 years after the death of Elizabeth I brought the Tudor dynasty to a close, the British monarchy, now in the hands of the Stuarts, was in serious conflict with Parliament. 570 more words


22nd August 1642. Martyr for a Cause?

King Charles I is the only formally Canonised Saint of the Church of England, but remembered more for a belief stemming from his father’s notion of  The Divine Right of Kings.(1)  508 more words


The Kings Head Pub, Galway's Latin Quarter

The Kings Head dates back over 800 years with research showing the building in existence since the 13th century. The building was the home of the Mayor of Galway, Thomas Lynch Fitz-Ambrose. 379 more words

Irish History

Princess Elizabeth (Stuart)

 Princess Elizabeth was born on 28 December 1635.  She was the second daughter of King Charles I and Queen Henrietta Maria.  The princess, a sickly child, died in her fifteenth year after being caught in a shower on the bowling green at Carisbrooke Castle. 978 more words

Kings Of England

What Was Maryland Like Early Settlement?

“In 1632 the crown set aside about twelve million acres of land at the northern head of Chesapeake Bay as a second colony, named Maryland after the queen of the new monarch, Charles I (son of James). 425 more words