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A Day with John Milton By May Byron
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A Day with John Milton was published in 1913 by May Byron. John Milton was an English poet, polemicist, a scholarly man of letters, and a civil servant for the Commonwealth (republic) of England... More > under Oliver Cromwell. He wrote at a time of religious flux and political upheaval, and is best known for his epic poem Paradise Lost. Milton's poetry and prose reflect deep personal convictions, a passion for freedom and self determination, and the urgent issues and political turbulence of his day. Writing in English, Latin, and Italian, he achieved international renown within his lifetime, and his celebrated Areopagitica, (written in condemnation of pre-publication censorship) is among history's most influential and impassioned defenses of free speech and freedom of the press.< Less
Indentured Servitude in the 1640s By Farrukh Khan
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This paper takes a look at the early English settlements in America around Chesapeake Bay and Virginia when the conflict between the Indians and the English settlers had seriously depleted the number... More > of settlers. The Virginia Company, which had started growing tobacco to support the settlements, knew that some way had to be found to increase the number of settlers otherwise the New World would be lost. England was going through trying times under Oliver Cromwell and the War of the Three Kingdoms, with many people wanting to leave for a better life. A system of indentured servitude was introduced to assist new settlers from Europe and England into the Chesapeake Bay settlements. Jane was such a settler who was indentured in her early twenties and released at about 24, when she married and built herself a farm. This paper tells her story and the story of her times.< Less
Poems, 1908-1919 By John Drinkwater
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: John Drinkwater (1 June 1882 – 25 March 1937) was an... More > English poet and dramatist.Drinkwater was born in Leytonstone, London, and worked as an insurance clerk. In the period immediately before the First World War he was one of the group of poets associated with the Gloucestershire village of Dymock, along with Rupert Brooke and others.In 1918 he had his first major success with his play Abraham Lincoln. He followed it with others in a similar vein, including Mary Stuart and Oliver Cromwell. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Drinkwater_(playwright)< Less
ROYALTY RESTORED OR LONDON UNDER CHARLES II.1660 A.D. By J. FITZGERALD MOLLOY
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On the 30th of January, 1649, Charles I. was beheaded. In the last days of August in the year of grace 1658, Oliver Cromwell lay sick unto death at the Palace of Whitehall. On the 27th day of June... More > in the previous year, he had, in the Presence of the Judges of the land, the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City, and Members of Parliament assembled at Westminster Hall, seated himself on the coronation chair of the Stuarts, assumed the title of Lord Protector, donned a robe of violet velvet, girt his loins with a sword of state, and grasped the sceptre, symbolic of kingly power. From that hour distrust beset his days, his nights were fraught with fear. All his keen and subtle foresight, his strong and restless energies, had since then been exerted in suppressing plots against his power, and detecting schemes against his life, concocted by the Republicans whose liberty he had betrayed, and by the Royalists whose king he had beheaded.< Less
"Ballycurragh to Tasmania 1649 – 1868" Grey Family and Innes Clan . Volume Two By Ian Broinowski
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This is a narrative about three Gray families and their new lives in their chosen home of Van Diemen’s Land in the late 1830s and the reasons which propelled each one into such a momentous... More > change. However, their family journey originated centuries before in Ireland during the tumultuous English Civil War when their ancestor Lt Colonel John Grey stepped ashore at Ringsend, Dublin as part of Cromwell’s Army on the 15th August 1649. Their story embraces just about all of our human emotions, through the quest for a better life, not only for themselves but for their children and future generations. In essence, like most emigrants, this was their primary motivation although compelling events such as war, economic and social challenges beyond the individual were also at play. The Greys were no different from thousands of other families who chose to travel to Australia and by exploring their lives, experiences and destinies we can learn just a little more about life in early colonial Tasmania.< Less
Indentured Servitude in the 1640s By Farrukh Khan
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This paper takes a look at the early English settlements in America around Chesapeake Bay and Virginia when the conflict between the Indians and the English settlers had seriously depleted the number... More > of settlers. The Virginia Company, which had started growing tobacco to support the settlements, knew that some way had to be found to increase the number of settlers otherwise the New World would be lost. England was going through trying times under Oliver Cromwell and the War of the Three Kingdoms, with many people wanting to leave for a better life. A system of indentured servitude was introduced to assist new settlers from Europe and England into the Chesapeake Bay settlements. Jane was such a settler who was indentured in her early twenties and released at about 24, when she married and built herself a farm. This paper tells her story and the story of her times.< Less
Only the Smiths By David James Smith
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The local Smith trade expanded in Fetteresso and Glenbervie, Aberdeenshire, as a farming family, supplying wars and feeding people. Mary I was influenced by living in France. The Pope declared a... More > crusade against England, Spain sent armadas. The Union of crowns saw King James VI of Scotland the I of England neglect Scotland. Montrose changed allegiance to stop Cromwell and failed, prisoners to the Americas. England conspired against the Darien investment and bribed investor negotiators for votes for Union. People, without a vote, protested as a right since the Declaration of Arbroath 1320. Landlord Keith, Scotland’s Marischal, kin to Smith tenants from the same tribe of Chatti in Europe, proclaimed the true King of Scotland. Pope-given honours safe. Smiths with Burnes neighbours, ancestors of Robert Burns the national poet, on their march to Culloden. Prince Charlie, Regent to correct UK Sovereignty, his father the nearest heir. The people fought to replace the Sovereign, freedom, and independence.< Less
A History of Peniarth By Sue Passmore
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Volume II of our family history continues the story begun in Bronwylfa: a house and its family, which covered the 17th to the 20th centuries. This second book begins in 1400 and ends in 1667 with the... More > death of Margaret Owen, our last direct ancestor to live at Peniarth. It starts with the builder of Peniarth, Griffith ab Aron, and chronicles the family's adventures in the very dangerous centuries which followed, especially the fifteenth century when they were personally involved with Owain Glyndwr's rebellion, Agincourt, the Wars of the Roses and the many conspiracies which preceded Henry VII's succession to the British throne. The sixteenth century saw them suspected of Catholic sympathies, and in the seventeenth century they fell foul of the Parliamentary government, while, however, producing a Puritan preacher admired by Oliver Cromwell, and Hugh Owen, the "Apostle of the North".< Less
ROYALTY RESTORED OR LONDON UNDER CHARLES II.1660 A.D. By J. FITZGERALD MOLLOY
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On the 30th of January, 1649, Charles I. was beheaded. In the last days of August in the year of grace 1658, Oliver Cromwell lay sick unto death at the Palace of Whitehall. On the 27th day of June... More > in the previous year, he had, in the Presence of the Judges of the land, the Lord Mayor and Aldermen of the City, and Members of Parliament assembled at Westminster Hall, seated himself on the coronation chair of the Stuarts, assumed the title of Lord Protector, donned a robe of violet velvet, girt his loins with a sword of state, and grasped the sceptre, symbolic of kingly power. From that hour distrust beset his days, his nights were fraught with fear. All his keen and subtle foresight, his strong and restless energies, had since then been exerted in suppressing plots against his power, and detecting schemes against his life, concocted by the Republicans whose liberty he had betrayed, and by the Royalists whose king he had beheaded.< Less

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Cardboard Cardboard By Patrick G. Redford
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