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Elizabeth I by Nicholas Hilliard c. 1574

Portrait of Elizabeth I by Nicholas Hilliard (circa 1574)

 

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 by Justus Sustermans

Portrait of Galileo Galilei by Justus Sustermans (1636)

 

Portrait of Isaac Newton by Sir Godfrey Kneller(1689)

Portrait of Isaac Newton by Sir Godfrey Kneller(1689)

 

Christopher Wren by Godfrey Kneller 1711

Christopher Wren by Godfrey Kneller (1711)

THE HISTORY CHAPTERS INDEX

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The Shaping of Modern Europe

The Reformation

Introduction to the Reformation
The Church before the Reformation I : Indulgences, Relics and Pilgrimages
The Church before the Reformation II : The Wealth and Political Power of the Church
The Church before the Reformation III : The Clergy
The Church before the Reformation IV : Inside a Church
The Lutheran Revolt
Conflict between Luther and the Church
The Church reacts to Luther
The Catholic and the Lutheran Church
Huldreick Zwingli
John Calvin
The English Reformation

17th Century Europe

Europe in the 1600s
17th Century Europe

Two Centuries of Revolutionary Change

The Industrial Revolution

The Agricultural Revolution
The First Industrial Revolution
The Second Industrial Revolution
Social Development in the Industrial revolution

Europe After Napoleon

Europe After Napoleon : The Congress of Vienna
The Congress of Vienna : Outcome and Alliances
Revolutionary Europe 1820-1848
Nationalist Revolutions after 1820
The Revolutions of 1830 and 1848
Europe After 1848

Colonisation

The 'Scramble for Africa'
The Conference of Berlin 1884-1885
The Fashoda Crisis 1898
Colonies : Conclusion

The "Eastern Question"

Introduction
Big Power Ambitions in the Balkans
The Treaty of Berlin 1878
The Balkans and the Alliance System
The Bosnia Crisis
The Balkan Wars and After

Britain : Island State to Empire

17th Century England

Introduction : Constitutional Government
James I and the Divine Right of Kings
Towards Civil War
The First English Civil War
Cromwell and the New Model Army
The Second English Civil War
The Trial and Execution of Charles I
The English Republic (1649 - 1660)
Life in Cromwell's England
Charles II : "The Merry Monarch"
Whigs and Tories
James II and the Monmouth Rebellion (1685)
The "Glorious Revolution" of 1688
The Bill of Rights
John Locke and the "Treatises on Government"

England during the reign of Charles II

Samuel Pepys
The Royal Society
The Great Plague
The Great Fire of London

Colonies and Empires

In the 15th Century
In the 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries

European Settlement in North America

Introduction
The First Colony : Virginia
The Pilgrim Fathers
The Mayflower and the Mayflower Compact
Plymouth Settlement
The First Thanksgiving
Massachusetts
Other Colonies

The Origins of Canada

Introduction : New France
The Hudson Bay Company
France Claims the Mississippi River

The Struggle between France and Britain for North America

Introduction
The Seven Years' War
The Fall of Quebec
The Treaty of Paris

The American War of Independence

Introduction
Britain Taxes its Colonies
The Boston Massacre
The "Boston Tea Party"
The First Continental Congress
The War for Independence Begins
The Second Continental Congress
American Victories
The Declaration of Independence

 

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