The Stuarts: Britain and Ireland 1603-1714

Saturday, September 21, 2013
(This program continues for multiple sessions)
Saturdays, September 21 – November 23

10 am – Noon

Led by Frank Biletz
Registration is closed; call (312) 255-3700 for the waiting list

The reigns of the Stuart monarchs involved many dramatic events and colorful personalities. This seminar will treat such topics as the accession of James I; the concept of the “divine right of kings;” the “Gunpowder Plot;” the English Civil War; the trial and death of Charles I; the emergence of Cromwell and his brutal campaign in Ireland; the Restoration of the “merry monarch” Charles II; and William and Mary and the “Glorious Revolution.”

Frank A. Biletz holds a Ph.D. in history from the University of Chicago, with a primary specialization in British, Irish, and German history. He has taught Newberry seminars since 1994.

Materials List
Required:
Bucholz, Robert, and Newton Key. Early Modern England 1485-1714: A Narrative History. Second edition. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2008. ISBN: 978- 1405162753.
Pincus, Steven C. A. England’s Glorious Revolution 1688-1689: A Brief History with Documents. Boston/New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s, 2006. ISBN: 978-0312-167141.
Wootton, David (ed.) Divine Right and Democracy: An Anthology of Political Writing in Stuart England. Indianapolis, IN: Hackett Publishing Company, 2003. ISBN: 978- 0872206533.

CPDU credit is available for Illinois teachers seeking recertification.

This class is part of the Newberry’s Adult Education Seminars Program.

Cost and Registration Information 

Ten sessions, $220.
Online registration is closed; call (312) 255-3700 to be placed on the waiting list.