Festival talks by Clare Jackson

67. REGICIDE AND REPUBLIC – BRITAIN: THE THREAD OF HISTORY 5

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In this fifth Thread of History talk, Clare Jackson will revisit one of the most extraordinary watershed moments in British history: the public execution of King Charles I in 1649. While regicide was followed by the creation of a republican Commonwealth and Cromwellian Protectorates, the inhabitants of the British Isles saw their ‘worlds turned upside down’ during eleven tumultuous years, before the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

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9. JAMES VI AND I: RELIGION AND STATE – BRITAIN: THE THREAD OF HISTORY 1

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In this first Thread of History lecture, Clare Jackson will discuss the reign of the double king, James VI of Scotland and I of England, Wales and Ireland. A time of literature and learning, as well as one of peace, James nonetheless ruled a disjointed British Isles that saw the beginnings of growing unrest and religious divisions. A little understood reign, it was a vital period in which the foundations of future strife were set.

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