Oliver Cromwell

by Ian Ritchie Monarchy in England was abolished on a cold and snowy day when, on January 30th, 1649, King Charles I was beheaded for high treason. Simultaneously, Oliver Cromwell—political and military leader of the Puritan Revolution and the main figure of the English Civil War—ascended to power. Born in more…

Thomas Becket

by Megan Milholland Thomas Becket was England’s Archbishop of Canterbury from 1162 until his death in 1170. His significance is defined in part by what he did to protect the church from secular power, but also by his gruesome murder. Becket’s fame came after his death when he was named more…