Dateline: 2 Jan 1689: The Council of Philadelphia choose the commissioners of peace—very much like justices of the peace. Names are here for family historians.
These policies seek to kick Rome’s influence out of England and ensure his grab for church property. How did Rome, France, the Holy Roman Empire, and Spain react?
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1687-1688. The facts are basic and short. The Council took action.
Dateline: Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1687. Margaret felt ill-used by her mistress. She ran away. What happened when they caught her?
He dragged England towards the Reformation–or at least towards diminished papal authority in his realm. His deadly “Execution Club” is offered in this post.
Dateline: Jamestowne, 1666, and Philadelphia, 1703-04: Manuel (last name unmentioned) and Antonio Garcia were mulattoes who made their appeals to two colonial government councils and won. Primary sources. Great for teachers and students of history.
Dateline: Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina, 18 October 1770. Land is ceded to the Cherokee Nation by this treaty. What is so interesting about it, in addition to the history, is the Indian marks or signatures reproduced here. Primary source!
After he divorced Queen Catherine of Aragon, his personal life and even the whole nation took unexpected turns. Includes basic facts about his wives after the divorce.
Dateline: 1681-1688, Chester County, Pennsylvania. People behaved back then much as we do today.
Dateline: Ft. Stanwix, New York, 5 Nov 1768. Sir William Johnson, Baronet, appointed by George III, assures the native chiefs that borders would not be crossed. Did the deed hold? Primary source for all history students, teachers and professors and researchers too!