By Terry Deary
Terrible Histories - historical past with the nasty bits left in! much more negative Tudors takes you again for an additional examine the mad Tudor monarchs and their anguish matters - who simply could not support wasting their heads. need to know: Who invited Queen Elizabeth I to go to his fresh bathroom? What you get if you stitch front of a chook to the again of a pig? how one can seize penal complex fever if you have by no means been to felony? learn on for fantastic information regarding the nice instances and the gory - from the excellent enjoyable of the nice goose gala's and the risk free horrors of Shakespeare's performs, to the vicious number of painful punishments and the negative trickery of the ruthless royal relations. heritage hasn't ever been so terrible!
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It was widely felt that the Union had been a mistake: Scotland was as much subject to English political priorities as ever, with little say in its domestic affairs and increasingly heavily taxed, with worse to come. As A Discourse ofthe Necessity and Seasonableness ofan unanimous Address for Dissolving the UNION (1715) put it: 'sure I am, the Advantage that Nation has [England], is not equally sensible to them as our loss is to us'. 19J acobitism was the main means of expressing that discontent.
A free and independent Scots Parliament'. 120 2 MILITARY GoALS AND OTHER MEANS Redeem the Nation and Restore the King Queen Anne had strong sympathy with traditional Anglican culture, being the last reigning monarch to use the Royal Touch (Samuel Johnson was one of the latest beneficiaries of this sacramental ritual). As a result of these elements in her character and politics, the Queen did not especially favour the Whigs, with their traditional guilt by association with the Civil War: 'Save the Queen's White Neck' was a Tory electioneering slogan.
119 After Anne's death, a petition was launched in Scotland in pursuit of repeal of the Union. Its rejection by George l's Whig ministry guaranteed the opposition of the now nationalist-inclined Earl of Mar and a vast army of20000 men: the Rising of 1715, to, in King] ames's words, 'restore the Kingdom to its ancient free and independent state ... a free and independent Scots Parliament'. 120 2 MILITARY GoALS AND OTHER MEANS Redeem the Nation and Restore the King Queen Anne had strong sympathy with traditional Anglican culture, being the last reigning monarch to use the Royal Touch (Samuel Johnson was one of the latest beneficiaries of this sacramental ritual).