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Restoration England – British history

By |2018-04-24T10:40:56+00:00August 14th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Charles II of England Oliver Cromwell tried to leave his job as Lord Protector to his son Richard when he died in 1658, but Richard was so useless that two years later Parliament invited Charles I's son, Charles II, to come be king in England after all: historians call this the Restoration, because it restored the [...]

Denmark Vesey’s revolt – American history

By |2017-08-13T09:46:45+00:00August 13th, 2017|History, North America|

St. Thomas in the early 1700s, as Denmark Vesey might have seen it When African-Americans were held in slavery in the United States, they hated it and they fought to get free, or to get even small freedoms, any way they could. One example is Denmark Vesey, who was born into slavery about 1767 AD in St. Thomas (then [...]