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Who is the Current Monarch of the United Kingdom?

Who is the current Monarch of the United Kingdom?  I mean, besides myself, obviously.  If you (like 99.9% of the population) accept the legitimacy of the Glorious Revolution and the current Hanoverian/Windsor Dynasty, then the answer is Queen Elizabeth II.  But if … Continue reading

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John Locke and the Two Treatises of Government.

John Locke was a political scientist writing in the late 17th century whose works would become very influential indeed. Locke’s primary writings emerge from a curious point in history. The Two Treatises of Government were written sometime before the deposing … Continue reading

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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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