Trade expansion Stuarts

Until I studied it, I thought the Stuart era, from James 1 and V1 was the Civil War, Charles getting his head chopped off and Bonnie Prince Charlie but there’s a lot more to it […]

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Here Vigo

In N.A.M. Rodger’s The Command of the Seas I may have found, in the battle of Vigo, the story through which I can introduce the Stuart navy. First some background. After the exhausting wars of […]

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The reflection of Bubbles in the Cauldron

 In researching the Stuarts it was interesting to find that the area in which the 1820 novel Bubbles in the Cauldron was set saw an earlier uprising in 1679 when the Presbyterian Covenanters defeated the […]

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