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In our third and final installment of the series on religion in England and its protectorates during the Commonwealth from 1649 to 1660, we discuss how the Virginia Colony was affected by its home country’s governmental transition to Puritanism.
The years from 1649 to 1660, which constituted the period of the Commonwealth of England, was a time of extraordinary violence. While Oliver Cromwell is often seen as this era’s most dominant leader in England, there were others who helped chart the course of the republican government.
This is part one of a three part series discussing the period known as the Interregnum; the period in England when Oliver Cromwell became Lord Protector of the Realm following the execution of King Charles I.
In preparation for our Oct. 2nd event, Thompson Mayes, the Vice President and Senior Counsel for the National Trust for Historic Preservation, discusses why old places matter.
This month Dr. Travis Harris discusses the often misunderstood and underreported relationship between religion and race, particularly its roots in English ethnocentrism.
This month we discuss the undertold narrative of Catholic Christians in 16th century Chesapeake, Recusants at Jamestown, a mysterious member of the House of Burgesses and George Washington’s advocacy for religious freedom.