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7 08, 2017

Thomas Hobbes – European philosophy

By |2019-08-17T14:00:40-07:00August 7th, 2017|Modern Europe, Philosophy|0 Comments

Thomas Hobbes, a European philosopher When did Hobbes live? Thomas Hobbes (yes, he's the one that Calvin named his tiger after) lived in England, about fifty years after Calvin and about the same time as Descartes. He was born in 1588. Who was John Calvin? Who was René Descartes? All our modern Europe articles Hobbes' back story [...]

6 08, 2017

European women – history of women

By |2018-04-08T21:33:42-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Queen Elizabeth I of England (1500s AD) As in the Middle Ages, European women held a lot of political power in the 1500s and 1600s AD. In France, first Catherine de' Medici, then Marie de' Medici, then Anne of Austria held power. In England, it was Queen Mary, then Queen Elizabeth I. Mariana of Austria ruled in Spain. But ordinary women [...]

6 08, 2017

Protestant Reformation – Early Modern Europe

By |2018-06-20T13:11:49-07:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|0 Comments

Catherine de Medici ruled France during the Protestant Reformation What was the Reformation? By the time Francis I of France and Henry VIII of England both died in 1547 AD, attacks by the Ottoman Empire were less of a problem. But civil war within Europe was more of a problem. All of Europe was beginning to fall into the Wars [...]