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356 years ago today: The Trial of King Charles

Tomorrow, January 20th is the 356th anniversary of The Trial of King Charles.

The beginning of the Commonwealth of England and the end of a Monarchy. 1,001 more words

The incredible story of Oliver Cromwell's head

I guess King Charles II was not the “turn the other the cheek” or “let’s bury the hatchet” sort of man. No, indeed. I may understand that once back from  his exile in France, he wished to punish the twelve surviving regicides, who had participated in the trial and execution of his father, … 972 more words

History And Society

The Scrumptious Stuart Queens: Mary II

(This post originally appeared at The Freelance History Writer, but is written by yours truly!
On April 30th, 1662, a girl is born to James, Duke of York and his wife, Anne Hyde. 615 more words

The Stuarts

Seriously, I'm Having Book Troubles.

There seems to be a theme on the interwebs today: book abandonment.

Tanya at 52 Books or Bust had to give up on a book that she really wanted to love; over at… 540 more words

The Art of China

There were two programmes I had earmarked this evening.  The first was The Stuarts on BBC2.  I’m quite knowledgeable about history, so there can be a risk that it’s pitched at too low a level.   150 more words


Fact of the day: 29th July

On this day in 1567 James VI was crowned King of Scotland at Stirling.

He succeeded to the Scottish throne at the age of thirteen months, after his mother Mary, Queen of Scots, was compelled to abdicate in his favour. 218 more words

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Fact of the day: 25th July

On this day in 1603 James VI of Scotland was crowned king of England (James I of England), bringing the Kingdom of England and Kingdom of Scotland into personal union. 330 more words

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