Monthly Archives: November 2014

Glorious Revolution or Dutch Invasion?

The Glorious Revolution took place in 1688 when Parliament requested for William of Orange from Holland to invade and take the throne from James II and he agreed. Parliament was “fed up with Catholic King James II and alarmed at … Continue reading

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The Death of the Virgin Queen

Elizabeth I reigned for forty-four years, but in the 1590’s many speculated on her death and who would follow her onto the throne of England.  Elizabeth refused to sleep in the last days of her life; she believed that if … Continue reading

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Thomas Hobbes

Thomas Hobbes was an English natural philosopher. He was born into a poor family in 1588 and educated at Oxford by the goodwill of his uncle. Upon graduation he tutored a young man, William Cavendish (became the Earl of Devonshire) … Continue reading

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Beautiful 15th-cen. Murals Found Under Whitewashed Church in Wales

Dear Class, Yet another late-medieval mural has been just discovered under 27 (!) layers of whitewash in a church in Wales.  Check out the BBC News Magazine story and video: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-25214557. The murals feature St. George slaying the dragon (teaching … Continue reading

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The Spanish Armada

By the 1580s, Spain was quite powerful with its vast amount of colonies and wealth while England was not so fortunate. Tensions already existed between England and Spain. England had authorized pirates to raid Spanish ships carrying wealth from their … Continue reading

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Imperial Declaration and Ridiculous Babble from a French Poodle

Hello friends.  I am posting to remind everyone of my previous imperial declaration and also the impertinent reply of the pretender de Wooftington. My Declaration: Lord Meowerd Whiskerton III: Titled Emperor Of Aquinas, Lord of Academic Building, Wege, and protector … Continue reading

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