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The ultimate guide to the Stuarts

The Stuart period was a nation-defining era that is every bit as enthralling, dramatic and pivotal as the reigns of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. It coincided with some of the most dramatic events in British history, with incidents ranging from revolution and civil war to terrorist attacks and even the killing of a king…

Published: October 27, 2016 at 11:40 am
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This tumultuous era is explored in a special edition from the makers of BBC History Magazine. We reveal how the Stuarts secured their place on the throne following the death of Elizabeth I, only to be ousted by Oliver Cromwell before Charles II’s triumphant return.


The Life and Times of the Stuarts looks at key moments in British history such as the Gunpowder Plot, the witch trials and the Act of Union, and reveals the thrilling cast of characters who populate these stories.

Inside this collector’s edition you’ll discover what life was like during the Stuart period, from the impact of Puritanism to female rule-breakers and the perils of fashion faux pas.

Elsewhere, some of the era’s most intriguing monarchs are examined, from James I and Charles I & II to the final Stuart ruler, Queen Anne. Meanwhile, expert historians highlight 15 key moments in Britain’s Civil Wars, and reassess how history has remembered Oliver Cromwell and the Protectorate.


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