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The African woman who turned Shakespeare's head. Mbakwe, Tom Oct 1, 2015 2397
The Wentworth and Holles families: dreaming of the living and the dead. Levin, Carole Jun 22, 2014 7387
Between courts: female masquers and Anglo-Spanish diplomacy, 1603-5. Hutchings, Mark; Cano-Echevarria, Berta Essay Jan 1, 2012 7599
Exception to the rule: the idea of a female monarch was met with hostility in medieval England; in the 12th century Matilda's claim to the throne had led to a long and bitter civil war. But the death of Edward VI in 1553 offered new opportunities for queenship. Castor, Helen Oct 1, 2010 3694
A tapestry of England's past: Sarah Gristwood on the complex issues raised by the restoration of a remarkable Tudor vision of victory over the Spanish Armada. Gristwood, Sarah Aug 1, 2010 1141
Guns, gales and God: Elizabeth I's 'Merchant Navy': Ian Friel argues that popular ideas of the nature of Elizabethan seapower are distorted by concentration on big names and major events. Elizabethan England's emergence on to the world stage owed much more to merchant ships and common seamen than we might think. Friel, Ian Jan 1, 2010 3265
Remember, remember... Mark Bryant looks at the rich tradition of cartoons and caricatures inspired by the Gunpowder Plot. Bryant, Mark Nov 1, 2009 841
Orange-women, female spectators, and roaring girls: women and theater in early modern England. Wynne-Davies, Marion Report Jan 1, 2009 3261
Offering the crown to Cromwell: King Oliver? Patrick Little asks why Parliament offered the infamous regicide the crown of England, to what extent he was tempted to take it--and why he finally turned it down. Little, Patrick Feb 1, 2007 3698
King Philip of England: David Loades looks at the man who was king of England in his youth, and her bitter enemy thirty years later. Loades, David Jan 1, 2007 5883
Parliament intends "to take away the King's life": print and the decision to execute Charles I. Tubb, Amos Dec 22, 2006 12065
Commemorating a myth: Eliane Glaser reveals a flaw behind the celebrations planned this year to mark the 350th anniversary of Cromwell's readmission of Jews to England--it never happened. Glaser, Eliane Mar 1, 2006 2466
Will the real Henry VIII please stand up? Henry VIII may be our most famous monarch, a man who still bestrides English history as mightily as he dominated his kingdom nearly 500 years ago--but how well do we really understand him? Eric Ives looks for the man behind the bluster. Ives, Eric Cover Story Feb 1, 2006 4635
Pepys's marriage to Elizabeth de St Michel: December 1st, 1655. Dec 1, 2005 599
Ten lords a-leaping: at court, the twelve days of Christmas were a time for politics, intrigue and manoeuvre as well as for merry-making. Leanda de Lisle explores the mixed feelings induced in a courtier embroiled in the great affairs of the day, by two very different Christmases, just twelve months apart. de Lisle, Leanda Dec 1, 2005 1639
Foxes' book of martyrs and the face of England. Loades, David Dec 1, 2005 4309
A new face for the lady. Edwards, J. Stephan Dec 1, 2005 1264
The king's companions: from Godwin to Warwick to Leicester: for more than a thousand years the English earls have been key players in many of the great events of English history. But what did it mean to be an earl, and where did the title come from? Marc Morris looks at the relationship between the Norman and plantagenet kings and their earls. Morris, Marc Dec 1, 2005 3928
The gunpowder plot: terror and toleration in 1605: Simon Adams investigates the political and religious options available to the Catholics of early Jacobean England, and asks why some chose to attempt the spectacular coup in November 1605. Adams, Simon Nov 1, 2005 3952
The men who foiled Fawkes: much has been written about Guy Fawkes, but less well-known are the two colourful figures who apprehended him in Parliament's cellars on the night of November 4th, 1605. Andrew Thrush introduces Sir Thomas Knyvett (c.1545-1622) and his faithful sidekick Edmund Doubleday (c.1564-1620). Thrush, Andrew Nov 1, 2005 726
New model Britain. Furtado, Peter Oct 1, 2005 373
Why did Charles I fight at Naseby? Richard Cust reassesses the thinking behind the biggest military blunder of the English Civil War, Charles I's decision to fight the New Model Army at Naseby in June 1645. Cust, Richard Oct 1, 2005 2802
What the regicides did for us: far from being the bogeymen of history, Geoffrey Robertson QC says that the English regicides were men of principle who established our modern freedoms. Robertson, Geoffrey Oct 1, 2005 2545
The Morrill majority: in the twenty-eighth and final essay in this series, Daniel Snowman meets John Morrill, historian of the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell and the recurrent political instability of the 'Atlantic Archipelago'. Snowman, Daniel Oct 1, 2005 2726
Latimer and Ridley burned at the stake: October 16th, 1555. Cavendish, Richard Oct 1, 2005 583
Thomas More & Bishop Fisher: declared saints 70 years ago. Loughran, Hugh Biography Jul 1, 2005 2521
Archbishop Scrope and Thomas Mowbray executed: June 8th, 1405. Cavendish, Richard Jun 1, 2005 553
"This confused, divided and wretched City": the struggle for London in 1642-43. Gentles, Ian Dec 1, 2003 5563
Sir Simonds D'Ewes and "the poitovin cholick": persecution, toleration, and the mind of a puritan member of the Long Parliament. McGee, Sears Dec 1, 2003 5178
The patience of the saints, the apocalypse, and moderate nonconformity in Restoration England. Johnston, Warren Dec 1, 2003 7858
Thomas Westrowe (1616-53). Oct 1, 2003 864
Torture at the tower. (Frontline). Ashbee, Jeremy May 1, 2003 980
Castles, lordship and settlement in Norman England and Wales: O.H. Creighton examines the many and varied reasons behind the siting of Norman castles, and considers their decisive effect on the cultural landscape of Britain. Creighton, Oliver Apr 1, 2003 4076
Sir Robert Dudley: Duke of Northumberland: this swashbuckling chancer lived two lives, the first English, the second Italian. Raymond E. Role chronicles the chameleon career which ranges from Elizabethan privateer, explorer and courtier to Stuart expatriate, religious renegade, shipbuilder, architect, inventor, engineer, cartographer and paterfamilias. Role, Raymond E. Mar 1, 2003 3784
Contracting out: administrative privatization: in the reign of James I: Conrad Russell looks at the perks and pitfalls of public office-holding in Elizabethan and Jacobean England. (Administration Under James I). Russell, Conrad Dec 1, 2002 4983
God and the Normans: David Crouch reconsiders William I and his sons as men of genuine piety--as well as soldiers. Crouch, David Oct 1, 2002 4088
The generation gap: parental advice in early modern England. Richardson, R.C. Sep 22, 2002 9833

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