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Alexander II of Scotland
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Alexander II of Scotland

Alexander II of Scotland reigned from 1214 to 1249 CE. Succeeding his father William I of Scotland (r. 1165-1214 CE), Alexander supported the northern barons in England against the unpopular King John of England (r. 1199-1216 CE) and so contributed...
Puritans
Definitionby Joshua J. Mark

Puritans

The Puritans were English Protestant Christians, primarily active in the 16th-18th centuries CE, who claimed the Anglican Church had not distanced itself sufficiently from Catholicism and sought to 'purify' it of Catholic practices. The term...
The Elizabethan Religious Settlement
Articleby Mark Cartwright

The Elizabethan Religious Settlement

The Elizabethan Religious Settlement was a collection of laws and decisions concerning religious practices introduced between 1558-63 CE by Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603 CE). The settlement continued the English Reformation which had...
Catherine of Aragon & Henry VIII
Imageby Henry Nelson O'Neil

Catherine of Aragon & Henry VIII

A 19th century CE painting by Henry Nelson O'Neil showing the court of 1529 CE which convened to annul the marriage of Catherine of Aragon (1485-1536 CE) and Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE). The marriage would not be annulled until...
James I of Scotland
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

James I of Scotland

James I of Scotland ruled as king from 1406 to 1437 CE. In 1406 CE, the future king was captured by pirates and then imprisoned by Henry IV of England (r. 1399-1413 CE), a confinement that lasted for 18 years. He succeeded his father Robert...
Windsor Castle
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Windsor Castle

Windsor Castle is located in Berkshire, England, and was built as a motte and bailey castle by William the Conqueror (r. 1066-1087). Converted into stone by Henry II of England (r. 1165-1179), the shell keep tower was rebuilt by Edward III...
Henry VIII by Holbein
Imageby Hans Holbein

Henry VIII by Holbein

A portrait of Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE) by Hans Holbein the Younger, 1540 CE. (National Gallery of Ancient Art, Rome)
Henry VIII Meets Anne Boleyn
Imageby Daniel Maclise

Henry VIII Meets Anne Boleyn

A 19th century CE painting by Daniel Maclise showing Anne Boleyn (c. 1501-1536 CE) meeting her future husband, Henry VIII of England (r. 1509-1547 CE).
Edward II of England
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Edward II of England

Edward II of England reigned as king from 1307 to 1327 CE. Succeeding his father Edward I of England (r. 1272-1307 CE), his reign saw a disastrous defeat to the Scots at Bannockburn in June 1314 CE, and the king's lack of political and military...
Spanish Armada
Definitionby Mark Cartwright

Spanish Armada

The 1588 Spanish Armada was a fleet of 132 ships assembled by King Philip II of Spain (r. 1556-1598) to invade England, his 'Enterprise of England'. The Royal Navy of Elizabeth I of England (r. 1558-1603) met the Armada in the English Channel...
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