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On This Day – 17 December 1619: The Birth of Prince Rupert of the Rhine

On this day in history, 17 December 1619, Prince Rupert of the Rhine was born to Frederick V and his wife Elizabeth Stuart, known to history as the Winter Queen. He was thus the nephew of King Charles I of … Continue reading

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BBC’s ‘Gunpowder’ – Too Violent For Some.

I like many others, spent this past weekend watching the highly anticipated BBC drama “Gunpowder”, the story of the infamous 1605 plot to blow up King and Parliament by a group of over-zealous Catholics. It was a programme that I … Continue reading

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[Review] 1666 by Rebecca Rideal

1666 was a watershed year for England. An outbreak of the Great Plague, the eruption of the second Dutch War, and the devastating Great Fire of London all struck the country in rapid succession and with devastating repercussions. Shedding light … Continue reading

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