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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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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 »

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Music and Art Inspired by Shakespeare 5

MUSIC AND ART INSPIRED BY SHAKESPEARE No. 5: All At Sea – [this talk was cancelled but I have included it so that anyone interested can see what art I was going to talk about. I have adjusted the music as I included some works in other talks]. Much of Shakespeare takes place when characters… Read more »

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