Tag Archives: Civil War

The Society of King Charles the Martyr.

First off, The Society of King Charles the Martyr was founded 1894 as ‘a Church Defence Union under the banner of the Martyr-King.’ The SKCM is actually the oldest society that is associated with Charles Stuart. As the title of … Continue reading

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On This Day in History: September 3rd

In the second to final lecture, a familiar date seemed to be popping up quite a bit: September 3rd. I found it interesting that within a 45 minute lecture covering the Glorious Revolution, September 3rd appeared at least three times. … Continue reading

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The Leviathan is Hefty

This summer, I had the privilege of holding a first edition copy of Thomas Hobbes’ Leviathan. It was downright terrifying; there were no gloves, no preservation measures, just me and the book (and its caretakers, watching intently off to the … Continue reading

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Oliver Cromwell in the English Civil War

Oliver Cromwell was the first man in history to unite the kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland.  He then ruled these lands with nearly unbounded power as Lord Protector have the authority over even the church.  This all began with … Continue reading

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Trial of Charles I

I listened to the podcast on the trial of Charles I. I found it rather interesting because of what was being done in the trial. No time before had a king of England been put on trial, the people who … 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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