William Sterling

This tag: The Stuarts

William and Mary

I first ran this course at Crayford Manor in January 2003 but the latest manifestation was on Saturday 14th March 2020 at the City Lit just before the great lockdown. 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.… Read more »

This tag: The Stuarts

Life and times of Charles I and Henrietta Maria

Life and times of Charles I and Henrietta Maria What is the course about? 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. What topics will we cover? This… Read more »

This tag: The Stuarts

Life and times of Queen Anne

Life and times of Queen Anne What is the course about? 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. What topics will we cover? Although Anne reigned for only 12… Read more »

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