Archive for July, 2012

55 Days: Hampstead Theatre

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

Coming soon to the Hampstead Theatre, 55 Days. December 1648. The army has occupied London. Parliament votes not to put the imprisoned King on trial, so the army moves against Westminster and the only military coup in English history takes place. But the army leadership remains divided: Cromwell would prefer a compromise with the King, [...]

Summer Reading: The Divorce of Henry VIII

Sunday, July 15th, 2012

The Intelligencer has not really had a chance to offer book reviews since the demise of our Bulletin. So I was pleasantly surprised to be offered a proof copy of a new book on early modern history. In The Divorce of Henry VIII: The Untold Story from Inside the Vatican, Catherine Fletcher offers a fresh [...]

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