Gods into Puppets – the Monarchy from Henry VIII to Elizabeth II

Lecturer: Paul Marland

6 Tuesdays, beginning October 24, 2017. Almonte Public Library 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm,

monarchyWhile the course will trace the decline of the monarchy’s political power, it will also focus upon the most interesting stories of personality: Henry Vlll and his wives, the Virgin Queen and Mary of Scotland, the execution of Charles 1, the importing of the Hanovers, Victoria (with Albert, John Brown, and Abdul), the abdication of Edward Vlll, and the genius of Elizabeth ll.

Royal Ancestry

Slides from the lectures

  1. Overview + Henry VIII
  2. Henry VIII to James I&VI
  3. The Stuarts
  4. The Hanoverians
  5. Queen Victoria
  6. The 20th Century