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Still on the subject of coins, there is a noticeable difference between English coins minted before the English Civil Wars & those minted after, during of the Commonwealth period. The difference being that Commonwealth currency didn’t have the image of a king’s head on it. (Although devotees of Oliver Cromwell – who was king in […]
On March 31st, 1657, the English Parliament offered the crown of England to Oliver Cromwell, the man who had beheaded its previous owner, King Charles I. Cromwell declined. Dictatorship seemed to be working well, so why bother? And king or not, he still got to have his image on coins of the realm.
Oliver Cromwell and his Puritan followers didn’t approve of Christmas. Oliver and Co. didn’t approve of a lot of things, but they REALLY didn’t like Christmas. All that fun and frivolity was sure to lead people into sin, and they couldn’t have that. They felt that celebrating Christ’s birth with twelve days of merriment (as […]
“He who fights and runs away, lives to fight another day.” The above saying has proven advantageous for several historical figures. You can introduce kids to this wise old adage by telling them about England’s merry monarch, Charles II, whose life wasn’t always merry. In 1646, civil war forced the teen-age heir to the English […]