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The Coronation Ceremony of the British Monarchy
Article by Mark Cartwright

The Coronation Ceremony of the British Monarchy

The coronation ceremony of the British monarchy as we know it today involves many elements that have been a part of the pageantry ever since the 11th century. Such features of the ceremony carried out in Westminster Abbey since 1066 have...
Mary I - Bloody Mary (British Monarchy Documentary) | Timeline
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Mary I - Bloody Mary (British Monarchy Documentary) | Timeline

Mary was a queen driven by faith, she would send hundreds of her subjects to burn at the stake. Written and presented by Dr David Starkey, this is the compelling story of two of England's most striking monarchs: a brother and sister, tied...
Edward VI - The Boy King (British Monarchy Documentary)
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Edward VI - The Boy King (British Monarchy Documentary)

Edward inherited the throne when he was only nine, his quest to change England was to tear apart his family and his country. Written and presented by Dr David Starkey, this is the compelling story of two of England's most striking monarchs...
Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course
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Absolute Monarchy: Crash Course

So far, the rulers of Europe have been working to consolidate their power and expand their kingdoms, and this is it. The moment they've been working toward: Absolute Monarchy. We're going to learn about how kings and queens became absolute...
5 British Royal Houses
Image Gallery by Simeon Netchev

5 British Royal Houses

In this gallery, we look at the history of the last five royal houses of Britain through their family trees. From the Wars of the Roses to the current House of Windsor, we see an evolution from absolute rule to a constitutional monarchy...
British Crown Jewels
Definition by Mark Cartwright

British Crown Jewels

The Crown Jewels of the monarchy of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland are today kept in the Tower of London and date mostly to the 17th century, with a few later sparkling additions such as the Koh-i-Noor and Cullinan...
British House of Hanover
Collection by Mark Cartwright

British House of Hanover

The House of Hanover is a royal house that first ruled Hanover and then Great Britain from 1714 to 1901. The British Hanoverians began with George I when he succeeded the last of the Stuart monarchs, Queen Anne of Great Britain (r. 1702-1714...
British Industrial Revolution
Definition by Mark Cartwright

British Industrial Revolution

The British Industrial Revolution (1760-1840) brought innovative mechanisation and deep social change. The process saw the invention of steam-powered machines, which were used in factories in ever-growing urban centres. Agriculture remained...
Glorious Revolution
Definition by Mark Cartwright

Glorious Revolution

The Glorious Revolution of November 1688 saw Protestant William of Orange (l. 1650-1702) invade England and take the throne of Catholic James II of England (r. 1685-1688). There were no battles, and William was invited by Parliament to become...
The Textile Industry in the British Industrial Revolution
Article by Mark Cartwright

The Textile Industry in the British Industrial Revolution

During the Industrial Revolution (1760-1840), textile production was transformed from a cottage industry to a highly mechanised one where workers were present only to make sure the carding, spinning, and weaving machines never stopped. Driven...
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