He wasn’t supposed to be king but his elder brother Henry died of typhoid when Charles was 11; Charles spoke with a Scottish accent and a stammer; When he was 23, he travelled incognito to Spain in a failed bid to woo Princess Maria Anna; His French wife Henrietta Maria was 15 when they married.Continue reading “Ten things you didn’t know about King Charles I”
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The Wit and Wisdom of Marchamont Nedham
On King Charles I I will shew you more Tricks here, than ever Hocus-Pocus did at Bartholomew Faire. It will yield us at least a Month’s Sport; and I mean to anatomize every Paper, week after week, till I have gone quite through, keeping still to my old Motto, ‘For the better Information of theContinue reading “The Wit and Wisdom of Marchamont Nedham”
The memoirs of the most famous journalist of his age.
Marchamont Nedham (1620-1678) was ‘the world’s first great journalist’ in the view of American historian Paul Rahe. He wrote more than 30 books and pamphlets as well as editing three newspapers over the course of the English Civil War from 1640 to 1660. Prof Rahe says he was ‘one of the minor wonders of theContinue reading “MARCHAMONT NEDHAM”