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

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

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
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.