JACOBEAN AND . . .

D 1603-1688 Last week I told you about Cromwell and 17th century happenings in England. This week I want to tell you about the interiors and furnishings before, during and after Cromwell.  I found a marvelous resource with useful information that I think you will...

THE DELIGHTS OF DESIGN: 17th CENTURY ENGLAND

Cromwell was not a hero, but he is known for his religious fanaticism and his influence that changed England from industrial and artistic growth to stagnation. Charles I, the King and Cromwell’s adversary, was tried and executed in 1649. The English civil war...

THE CEMETERY

I thought I heard something. I looked up. Nothing. The air was heavy, oppressive in fact, blurry, could the air be blurry? The spirits hovered, as though dangling from the big old trees. “Tom, did you see that?” “What?” “I don’t know.” It was as...

PURITAN JOURNEY THEN AND NOW

According to history, about one thousand people embarked for their new home during the year 1630, the first of the eleven years of the “great Puritan migration.” During the time that Charles I attempted to govern England without parliament, nearly twenty thousand men,...

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