The Stuarts

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


The Stuarts – Puritans

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...
The Stuarts – The Gunpowder Plot

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)...

The Stuarts – Monarchs – 1603 – 1714

For more information on counter-intuitive facts of ancient and medieval history, see Anthony Esolen’s The Politically Incorrect Guide to Western Civilization.   The first Stuart monarch, James I of England and VI of Scotland, succeeded to the...
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