Tag Archives: English history

English history from the introduction of Christianity to the Present time.

The Black Prince. Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales.

Black Prince, Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales

The Black Prince. Edward of Woodstock, Prince of Wales.

The Black Prince.

Member of the French-born ruling dynasty Anjou-Plantagenêt ruling dynasty which stood from 1154 to 1399 in direct line and until 1485 in the side lines Lancaster and York the kings of England.

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Richard II. King of England 1377 to 1399.

King Richard II, Costumes, Middle ages, Knight, England, 14th century,

King Richard II. Date about 1377.

King Richard II. 1367-1400.

Richard II (Richard Plantagenet, also known as Richard of Bordeaux 1367-1400), King of England from 1377 to 1399.

PERHAPS no monarch under the same circumstances ever enjoyed so great a share of the sympathy of posterity, as the ill-fated, though at the same time (it must be confessed) ill-deserving Richard II.

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The Escape of Charles II. with Jane Lane.

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Charles II, Jane Lane. England history. Baroque costumes. England king

Charles as William Jackson riding with Jane Lane to Bristol. The Escape of Charles II after the battle of Worcester. By Edward Matthew Ward.

The Escape of Charles II.

Charles  and Jane Lane who sheltered King Charles II after his defeat at the Battle of Worcester, 1651.

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The assassination of David Riccio.

Mary Stuart. assassination. David Riccio. Tudor costumes. Renaissance military. England history. 16th century

The assassination of David Riccio. Queen Mary’s bed chamber at Holyrood Palace.

The assassination of David Riccio.

David Riccio was the secretary of Mary Queen of Scots. He was killed before her eyes.
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Eleanor of Castile first wife of King Edward I.

Eleanor of Castile. Queen consort. Medieval England costumes. Nobility. 13th century clothing.

Eleanor of Castile (1241-1290). First queen consort of Edward I of England.

Eleanor of Castile, first Queen of Edward the First.

Eleanor of Castile (also Leonor, 1241 – † 28 November 1290 in Harby, Nottinghamshire) was the first wife of King Edward I. Royal Consort of England.

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James Graham, 1. Marquess of Montrose.

 Marquis of Montrose. 17th century. English Civil War. Baroque costume.

The Marquis of Montrose at the Place of Execution.

The Execution of James Graham, 1. Marquess of Montrose.

James Graham, 1st Marquess of Montrose, (born probably in 1612 in Montrose, executed on May 21, 1650 in Edinburgh) was a Scottish nobleman who fought from 1644 to 1650  in the English Civil War in Scotland for the royal side.

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Oliver Cromwell. The Protector. History of England

Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland. England History. 17th century.

Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland.

Oliver Cromwell. The Protector.

Oliver Cromwell (born 1599 in Huntingdon, died on September 3, 1658 in Westminster) was Lord Protector of England, Scotland and Ireland during the brief Republican period of British history. In the history of the British Isles Cromwell is a controversial figure. Some historians rate him as a Kingslayer and dictator, while he applies by others as freedom hero.

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Sir Thomas More. English statesman in the 16th century.

Sir Thomas More, Hans Holbein the Younger. Tudor era. Renaissance fashion.

Sir Thomas More, 1478-1535. English statesman

Sir Thomas More, 1478 -1535. Portrait of Hans Holbein the Younger.

Sir Thomas More  was an English statesman and humanist author, noted Renaissance humanist, councillor to Henry VIII, and Lord High Chancellor of England from October 1529 to 16 May 1532. He is a saint and martyr of the Roman Catholic Church (Memorial Day June 22). Pope John Paul II in 2000 declared him the “heavenly Patron of Statesmen and Politicians.

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The Battle of Marston Moor on 2 July 1644 .

Oliver Cromwell. The Battle of Marston Moor. 17th century history. England civil war.

Oliver Cromwell at the Battle of Marston Moore, July 2nd 1644. Cromwell leading a charge after being wounded in his right arm.

The Battle of Marston Moor.

The Battle of Marston Moor was held on 2 July 1644 near York and was one of the decisive battles of the English Civil War. In her the army of Parliament won his first major victory over the royalists. Northern England was thus lost for the royalists of King Charles I.

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Charles I and The English Civil War 1642-1649.

England history 17th century. Baroque costumes. England Civil War

The opening scene of the Great Civil War. Charles I erecting his standard at Nottingham August 22nd 1642.

 Charles I and The English Civil War 1642-1649.

The English Civil War was fought 1642-1649 between supporters of King Charles I of England (“Cavaliers”) and those of the English Parliament (“Roundheads”). It reflects not only the tensions between the absolutist minded King and the House of Commons, but also the contrasts between Anglicans, Puritans, Presbyterians and Catholics erupted. The war ended with the execution of the King, the temporary abolition of the monarchy and the establishment of a republic in England.

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