The Stuarts

Articles on the principle figures of the House of Stuart and the history of the era

Articles on the principle figures of the House of Stuart and the history of the era


Stuarts

The Stuarts- Interesting Facts on the First Kings of the United Kingdom

The Stuarts were the United Kingdom's first kings. For the first time, two thrones were combined when King James VI of Scotland became also King James I of England. Scroll down to see more articles about the history of Stuarts. Tudor and Stuart Timeline The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and…

Why is Guy Fawkes Celebrated?

Also known as Bonfire Night or Firework Night, Guy Fawkes is celebrated every year on the 5th of November in England (and some other countries). The history of Guy Fawkes dates back to 1605, when a group of Catholic extremists planned to assassinate King James I and hopefully get a…

Tudor and Stuart Timeline

The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of their reigns This article is part of our larger resource on the Tudors culture, society, economics, and warfare. Click here for our comprehensive article on the Tudors.

Timeline – The Tudor and Stuart Monarchs

A detailed Timeline showing the Tudor and Stuart Monarchs and some of the main events of their reigns. NEXT This article is part of our larger resource on the Tudors culture, society, economics, and warfare. Click here for our comprehensive article on the Tudors.

The Stuarts – Bibliography

James VI of Scotland I of England - Scotland's Kings and Queens James VI + I - Anniina Jokinen Charles I - Britannia Charles II - Britannia James II - Britannia William and Mary - Britannia Queen Anne - Britannia Guy Fawkes, The Gunpowder Plot and Bonfire Night - Sonja Hyde Pilgrims and Puritans - Capitol Project Puritanism in…

The Stuarts – Great Fire of London 1666

Sunday 2nd September 1666 Weather Report - hot, dry and windy The Thames water level was very low following a hot summer Early hours The fire began in the Pudding Lane house of baker Thomas Farriner. When questioned later Farriner said that he had checked all five fire hearths in…

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The Stuarts – Fire and Fire – Fighting

The risk of fire was great in Stuart England. People used candles for light and open fires for cooking. Houses were built close together and were made out of wood. Tradesmen used large ovens and often kept supplies of fuel in their houses and the many inns had stables attached…

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The Stuarts – The Plague Doctor

The plague doctor was a common fixture of the medieval world, with his bird-like costume that was believed to resist the plague. People in the fourteenth century did not know what caused the plague and many believed it was a punishment from God. They did realise that coming into contact…

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The Stuarts – Great Plague 1665

Bubonic Plague, known as the Black Death, first hit the British Isles in 1348, killing nearly a third of the population. Although regular outbreaks of the plague had occurred since, the outbreak of 1665 was the worst case since 1348. London - 1665 100,000 people - Dead! 40,000 dogs -…

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The Stuarts – Charles I – The Slide to Civil War

Charles I came to the throne in 1625 after the death of his father, James I. Like his father, he believed in the Divine Right of Kings. Although only parliament could pass laws and grant money for war, because they refused to do as he wished, Charles chose to rule without…

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