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Three Reasons Why Britain Avoided Absolutism

by Bazza1972 in History, August 3, 2014

Prior to the French Revolution at least it was often wondered why the British had avoided the absolutism that the Bourbon monarchy had managed to impose on the French people.

The Battle of Pinkie

by Bazza1972 in History, May 22, 2013

In 1542 James V died leaving his infant daughter Mary on the throne of Scotland.

Book Review Horrible Histories Cruel Kings and Mean Queens by Terry Deary

by Bazza1972 in History, April 9, 2013

This Horrible Histories tome was originally published in 1995.

Book Review Elizabeth R by David Starkey

by Bazza1972 in History, February 23, 2013

Vintage Press published Elizabeth R in 2000 to accompany the TV series made by David Starkey.

Book Review Dissolution by C J Sanson

by Bazza1972 in History, February 8, 2013

Pan Books published this superb historically based murder mystery thriller by C J Sanson in 2003 (blimey the last ten years has flown by!).

Poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt: And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus?

by John Walsh in History, August 11, 2012

An introduction to Wyatt’s lyric And Wilt Thou Leave Me Thus, which is a song so modern it could easily be appearing on MTV now.

Poetry of Sir Thomas Wyatt: They Flee From Me That Sometime Did Me Seek

by John Walsh in History, August 8, 2012

An introduction to one of Sir Thomas Wyatt’s most famous poems and a link to the social and cultural change then prevalent.

Book Review: Soveriegn by C. J. Sansom

by PeterFlom in History, June 9, 2012

The third in the Matthew Shardlake mysteries set in Tudor England.

Absolutism in France 1/2

by JenniferAO in History, January 26, 2012

Age of Absolutism and Divine Right Monarchy
King Louis XIV: Le Roi Soleil (The Sun King)

Eight English Kings Named Henry

by DanZimmermann in History, November 28, 2011

From the eleventh to the sixteenth century, England had eight kings named Henry. Henry V was the most successful military leader; the tragic Henry VI had the most admirable character.

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