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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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Figureheads, Ship Badges and Silverware – Nineteenth Century Classical References in the British Museum

Delve into classical myths used in naval related and other items by examining some of the British Museum and other collections of C19th objects. Following on from the previous course we shall look at what Classical artworks were available to artists in the C19th and what literary works were studied in schools and were known… Read more »

This tag: Modern history

Life and Times of William and Mary

Following the attempt by James II to re-establish Catholicism in Britain his daughter and son-in-law were invited to oust him to protect the Protestant church. To do so they had to grant more power to Parliament. A survey of the Life & Times of Britain’s only Joint Monarchs. They came to power in what was… Read more »

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