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Regency Scandal: Princess Charlotte’s Indiscretions

In the spring of 1812, George IV’s attempted to pique his daughter’s, Princess Charlotte of Wales, interest in William of Orange. The move would have strengthened England’s alliance with the Netherlands. Orange had lived in exile in England and had … Continue reading

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The Bloody Assizes and the Demon Judge, George Jeffreys

Historical Context  With the death of Oliver Cromwell in 1658, the newly-elected Parliament “restored” Charles II to the throne of England. Charles II’s reign (1660-1685) was marked by political unrest. The ruling class split into two parties: the Whigs and … Continue reading

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