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Charles II

It’s that crazy time again, Weekend Warriors, when we delve into British history as part of your cultural prep for your upcoming international relocation to London. Last week, we introduced King Charles II, whose father Charles I had been kicked to the curb by those seeking commonwealth versus monarchical rule, which had paved the way for Oliver Cromwell to become Lord Protector. Well, now that both Charles I and Oliver are dead, and Oliver’s son Richard has in turn been kicked to the curb to restore the monarchy, it’s the latest episode of “Charles II in Charge.” (Huh, this is the last place I’d ever think I could make a Scott Baio reference…)

Anyway. Last we saw, Charles II’s reign was seein’ some tough times… [ read more]

King Charles II

Hey there, Weekend Warriors! It’s another Sunday round-up of the monarchs that have shaped London, England’s history, a bit of cultural food-for-thought as you prepare your international relocation to London. Last week, we saw the restoration of the monarchy after two “terms” of Commonwealth rule under Oliver Cromwell and his son Richard Cromwell. Today, we’ll meet King Charles II, who finally assumes his rightful seat on the throne long after his father Charles I had been executed to make way for Commonwealth rule… [read more]

Elizabeth I: London Leaders

Hiya, Weekend Warriors! Welcome to our third and last installment on Queen Elizabeth I, part of our weekly British history appreciation. Last week, we saw how Elizabeth overcame an unfortunate family feud and helped to protect Protestants from persecution throughout Europe. She managed to offend King Philip II of Spain in the process, so now England faces war as the Spanish Armada approacheth…