William Sterling

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Life and Times of King George II

What is the course about?l George II is perhaps best remembered as the last British monarch to lead his troops into battle and also as the instigator of the custom of standing for the Hallelujah Chorus in Handel’s Messiah.  His reign marked the high point of Handel’s career which the King did much to promote… Read more »

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Life and Times of King George I

What is the course about? From being the ruler of an obscure German electorate George I suddenly became king of on the most powerful nations in the world in his fifties. He was never popular in his new kingdom but established a constitutional monarchy which has survived to today. What topics will we cover? We… Read more »

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Life and Times of Queen Anne

Queen Anne was the last of the Stuarts and suffered much personal tragedy but she ruled over an increasingly prosperous nation that had unprecedented military success in Europe under the Duke of Marlborough. Although Anne reigned for only 12 years they were momentous years in many ways. In politics they saw the Union between England… Read more »

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