Backstory Behind Founding of the Carolina Colony in 1663, Up Until 1776

The date of the founding of North Carolina by the English is in some dispute. Some argue the birthday is July 13, 1584, when Croatan Indians first encountered English ships commissioned by Sir Walter Raleigh on Roanoke Island. Raleigh himself did not make a voyage to Carolina, despite providing the namesake for the eventual colony's … Continue reading Backstory Behind Founding of the Carolina Colony in 1663, Up Until 1776

Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s Dominated European Trade, Science, Military, & Gave The World Magnificent Art

The Dutch Golden Age spanned mostly the 1600s. Its trade, science, military, and art were among the most acclaimed in the world. The Dutch Empire evolved into the modern kingdom of the Netherlands after 1815. John Green of Crash Course European History observes that "while the English were falling apart a little, with their civil war and their … Continue reading Dutch Golden Age of the 1600s Dominated European Trade, Science, Military, & Gave The World Magnificent Art

After Much Bloodshed, England Introduced Constitutional Monarchy, Restrained By Parliament and Rule of Law

The English Civil War  (1642–1651) was essentially the beginning of the end of the Age of Absolutism, or absolute rule by divine right of kings. After the head of Louis XVI of France was chopped off during the French Revolution in 1793, European monarchs generally were persuaded that limitations on their power was a good thing. … Continue reading After Much Bloodshed, England Introduced Constitutional Monarchy, Restrained By Parliament and Rule of Law