A Glorious Revolution

Steven Pincus said that the glorious revolution of 1688 “radically altered the English state, and the English economy, and the English church. The English had truly brought about the first modern revolution.” (pg.33) Pincus sites the Declaration of Rights, the creation of the Bank of England, and the religious toleration of a new protestant King… Continue reading A Glorious Revolution

Women's History Wednesday

Anne Boleyn and the English Reformation

Anne Boleyn was the reason behind the English Reformation. This one woman drove King Henry VIII to break with the Catholic church in Rome. She was persistent, calculating, and determined. Anne Boleyn demanded that there be a church that she could be married in and queen of before she would have sexual relations with King… Continue reading Anne Boleyn and the English Reformation

Historic Homes, Museum, Reenactments, Travel

Old Salem Museums and Gardens

In early April, my boyfriend and I went to Old Salem Museums and Gardens in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Old Salem is a historic town that was founded by the Moravian Church in 1766. Today it is a living history museum that uses interactive displays and costumed interpreters to show what life would have been like… Continue reading Old Salem Museums and Gardens