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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


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…


The Stuarts – The Pilgrim Fathers

When James I came to the throne, he adopted a moderate Protestant religious policy. Both Catholics and Puritans were forbidden to practice their religions. Many extreme Puritans left England for Holland where Puritanism was accepted. In 1607 Walter Raleigh had founded the colony of Virginia in America and a number…


The Stuarts – Puritans

Towards the end of Elizabeth's reign, an extreme branch of the Protestant religion was becoming more popular. They called themselves Puritans. This picture clearly shows the simple, plain clothing worn by the Puritans. Their clothing was usually black, white or grey and they lived a simple and religious life. The…


The Stuarts – The Gunpowder Plot

A Conspiracy or Not? 'Remember, remember, the fifth of November. Gunpowder, treason and plot.' Or was it? Read the two different versions of the Gunpowder Plot and decide for yourself... The Facts A small group of Catholics, Robert Catesby, Guido (Guy) Fawkes, Thomas Winter, John Wright and Thomas Percy decided…

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The Stuarts and Their Monarchs: 1603 – 1714

For more information on the Stuarts and other counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen's The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   The first English monarch of the Stuarts, James I of England and VI of Scotland, succeeded to the throne of England when Elizabeth I died. He…

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