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By Rob Attar
Review: The lifestyles And occasions Of The Stuarts makes a speciality of a nation-defining interval of British background that's each piece as mesmerizing, dramatic and pivotal as that of Henry VIII and co. BBC heritage journal now turns its awareness from the tale Of The Tudors to the seismic alterations that happened in the British Isles in the course of the Stuart rule among 1603 and 1714.
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The declaration of the Scottish parliament 5 February 1649 When Scottish Covenanters set themselves on a collision course with the English Commonwealth Charles II, c1675, shown in coloured chalks on paper after a portrait by Sir Peter Lely The Life And Times Of The Stuarts The public execution of Charles I on 30 January 1649 was a truly revolutionary act, followed within a matter of days by the abolition of the monarchy. The new Commonwealth regime claimed jurisdiction over England and the allegedly dependent kingdom of Ireland.
And, although many opponents of Laudianism complained of persecution, Charles deprived only about 30 Puritan ministers during his reign. James, by contrast, had deprived about 80 at the beginning of his. It is true that the prerogative court of Star Chamber meted out brutal punishments – branding, mutilation, heavy ﬁnes and perpetual imprisonment – to Puritan critics such as Leighton, Burton, Bastwick and Prynne. These men were, however, extremists, guilty of stirring up sedition against the government.
Ironically, the civil wars didn’t erupt because Charles was no good at the politics of spin; they erupted because he was. Tim Harris is professor of history at Brown University, Rhode Island, USA. His latest book is Rebellion: Britain’s First Stuart Kings (OUP, 2014) 43 Charles I / Crown jewels SELLING OFF THE CROWN JEWELS With the king executed, parliament needed to raise some funds. Jerry Brotton tells the story of the biggest-ever closing-down sale – that of the King Charles I’s goods 44 in Europe meant that it needed money to combat military threats from the royalist factions abroad led by the future Charles II.