William Sterling

SPOTLIGHT: Kings and Queens

James VII and II

Life and times of James VII & II Although his reign was one of the shortest in Britain James had a distinguished career before becoming king and an intriguing one in exile.  A Catholic convert he was doomed to fail in Protestant Britain.  This course was run at the City Lit on Saturday 10th March… Read more »

Charles I and Henrietta Maria

Life and times of Charles I and Henrietta Maria Charles was never meant to be king but rose to the challenge and he and Henrietta led a glittering court. Sadly they were at odds with Parliament and the people which led to Civil War. This course was run at the Queen’s House Greenwich on Saturday… Read more »

James VI & I

The Life and Times of James VI & I This one day course was run at the City Lit on Sunday 26th November 2017. James was already king of Scotland when he succeeded Elizabeth I in 1603. In fact he had been a king virtually his whole life when he became the first monarch of… Read more »

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