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English Civil War

Queen Elizabeth ascended to the English throne on the 17th November 1558 and crowned on the 15th January 1559, at Westminster.  She was the last Tudor monarch to sit upon the throne, and upon her death on the 24th March 1603, she had died, without an heir. 1,488 more words


To the death...

Charles, opposed the English Parliament
taking for himself, a catholic Queen,
believing he had absolute power
over Parliament and people.

King and Parliament, always at odds… 67 more words


Royal Oak

Thurs. 25 May: a visit to Boscobel House. It’s where King Charles I hid in the oak tree in 1651. The oak’s no longer with us, but a descendent is there for visiting. 59 more words



I’m not a big English history buff, so I don’t know if King Charles I was a good guy or not, but I was thinking about the word… 398 more words


Exploring the Banqueting House

This article was originally written for the English Historical Fiction Authors Blog (EHFA) and posted Feb 2, 2016. If you haven’t yet visited the EHFA blog, I encourage you to check out their website ( 578 more words

17th Century

Happy New Year!

2017 is All Shiny and New, Let’s Enjoy it with Art!

I saved this post for today as it is perfect for the New Year.  Remember this wonderful video from last year of the Historic Royal Palaces conservators lovingly cleaning the massive… 380 more words


Charles I art on display in 2018

It has been announced today that the Royal Academy (in partnership with the Royal Collection) is planning to mark its 250th anniversary in 2018 with an exhibition of paintings that were formerly in the art collection of King Charles I. 529 more words