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Elizabeth of Bohemia

(1596—1662) queen of Bohemia and electress palatine, consort of Frederick V.

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electress of Hanover Sophia

Overview page. Subjects: British History.

(1630–1714).

Sophia was a granddaughter of James I by his daughter Elizabeth, who had married the elector palatine. On the death in 1700 of Anne's last surviving child, William,...

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Guy Fawkes

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(1570–1606)

English conspirator. He was hanged for his part in the Gunpowder Plot of 5 November 1605. The occasion is commemorated annually with fireworks, bonfires, and the...

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Hanover

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Was in personal union with Britain from 1714, when George I succeeded Queen Anne under the terms of the Act of Settlement, until 1837 when the Salic Law prevented Victoria from retaining...

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Masque of the Inner Temple and Gray's Inn

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A masque written by Francis Beaumont (perhaps with Francis Bacon's assistance) to celebrate the marriage of Princess Elizabeth and the Elector Palatine in 1613. It was performed in the...

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prince of Wales Henry

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(1594–1612).

Eldest son of James VI and I and Anne of Denmark. Following his father to England in June 1603, he impressed the crowds by his fine horsemanship and erect bearing. His...

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Prince Rupert

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B. 17 Dec. 1619, s. of Frederick V, Elector Palatine, and Elizabeth, da. of James VI of Scotland; d. 29 Nov. 1682; bur. Westminster abbey.

Nephew of Charles I, Rupert was born in...

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Thirty Years War

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(1618–48)

A series of conflicts, fought mainly in Germany, in which Protestant–Catholic rivalries and German constitutional issues were gradually subsumed in a European struggle....

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