Course Description


Lyndell O’Hara, Ph.D, history professor Nyack College

In 1603, at the death of Elizabeth I, her second cousin, James IV of Scotland was crowned James I of England. This event marked the end of the Tudor Era and the beginning of the reign of the Stuarts. Under the Stuarts Britain experienced an expansion of royal power in the American colonies and Ireland, a political upheaval resulting in the Civil War and Interregnum, continuous religious clashes among the Laudians, Puritans, Catholics and radical sects, the social worlds of court and country and early experiments in capitalism. Before the era ended with the death of Queen Anne, an attempt to blow up Parliament in the Gunpowder Plot was revealed, many buildings in London perished in the Great Fire and were rebuilt by Christopher Wren, Charles II was beheaded by Oliver Cromwell, over 100,000 people died in the plague of 1665 all as the government sought to find a restoration and permanence both economically and politically. It was an age of an ever-changing quest for power and stability in a world that was shedding the past and entering the modern era. 4 SESSIONS


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Section Title
The Stuart Age
10:00AM to 12:00PM
Oct 04, 2022 to Oct 25, 2022
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Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $89.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 27, 2022
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Sep 27, 2022
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