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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

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Recommended read - '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


“Iniquities at Charing Cross” (John Evelyn, 1660)

October 17th–  On this day in 1660, John Evelyn  wrote in his diary:

“Scot, Scroop, Cook and Jones suffered for reward of their iniquities at Charing Cross, in sight of the place where they put to death their natural prince, and in the presence of the King his son … .   183 more words

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October 17, 1660: The signers of the King’s death warrant meet their fate. King Charles I was the King of England and Ireland from March 27, 1625 until he was executed on January 30, 1649. 621 more words


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

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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