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England (Latin Anglia), Political Division Of The Island Of Great Brit
England (Latin Anglia), Political Division Of The Island Of Great Brit
England (Latin Anglia), political division of the island of Great Britain, constituting, with Wales, the principal division of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. England occupies all of the island east of Wales and south of Scotland, another division of the United Kingdom. Established as an independent monarchy many centuries ago, England in time achieved political control over the rest of the island, all the British Isles, and vast sections of the world, becoming the nuc
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliver Cromwell Through
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliver Cromwell Through
The Pamphleteers Protestant Champion: Viewing Oliver Cromwell Through the Media of his Day The years between 1640 and 1660 witnessed in England a greater outpouring of printed material than the country had seen since the first printing press had begun operating in the 1470s.1 The breakdown of government and Church censorship in the early 1640s was almost total until the mid-1650s when Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector reimposed some controls. Not until the return of the Stuarts and their royal c
Execution Charles I - Speedy Settlement?
Execution Charles I - Speedy Settlement?
Execution Charles I - Speedy Settlement? WHY WAS THE EXECUTION OF THE KING NOT FOLLOWED BY A SPEEDY SETTLEMENT? How do you replace a King? Can you even attempt to do so at all? The same problems that had led Parliament to dither over removing him initially would still exist after his death. To replace the monarch would be difficult, nobody was sure what they wanted, let alone if they desired a new monarch, nor did they want to make more a martyr of Charles as they had done so already. A decision
Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell
Oliver Cromwell Oliver Cromwell, a Puritan fundamentalist and undefeated commander of the Ironsides, forever changed the history of England with, perhaps, what he did not do, rather than what he did do after the success of the insurrection he led against Charles. Though rather unsuccessful as a politician, Cromwell, single-handedly redefining the art of war and military strategy, proved to be one of the greatest military geniuses of all time. Despite the professionally trained forces that often
Machiavelli v. Hobbes
Machiavelli v. Hobbes
Machiavelli v. Hobbes: Of Princes, Prudence, and Populist Parallels Or Moral Elasticity and the Limitation of the Infinite Though it may be considered obvious that both Niccolo Machiavelli and Thomas Hobbes are true giants in the field of political philosophy, what is not so obvious is the interchangeability of their ideas across time. The historical context of the lives of each of these men contributes heavily to their individual content and modes of writing, and in that sense it is easy to mak