Dateline: Philadelphia, 2 and 26 June 1701. A special emergency ‘pony express’ was set up in case the French, setting sail from Spanish West Indies, might attack the mid-Atlantic colonies. A French privateer did land in 1709.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 21 May 1701. Gov. Penn, who was a skeptical Quaker about the supernatural elements in Christianity, hears a strange tale.
Sorry, but it has to be asked. Did she really remain the ‘Virgin’ Queen? Discussion of the men in her life. Specialist historians weigh in.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1700. What she do? Marry her “rapist”? Did she love him and claim rape to marry him? Or did she want to save his life by marriage to him?
I taught world religions for a number of years. I learned that even though many people never got the chance to hear the gospel, they still lived impressively moral lives. What happens to them at judgment?
From her coronation on 15 Jan 1559 to her death on 24 Mar 1603, she ruled for forty-four years. This post skims the surface of the main personal events and lifestyle preferences in those years. Her motto was semper eadem or “Always one and the same.” Did she live up to it?
Dateline: Philadelphia 7 Aug 1700. William Penn himself is back in Philadelphia. Women and children and Indians were scared of war if ships kept firing their guns to celebrate or announce the arrival or departure.
Under her reign, Spain launched five armadas against England. Sir Walter Raleigh sponsored the English colony of Roanoke, North Carolina, by 1585, but it did not last long. Sir Francis Drake was the first Englishman to circumnavigate the globe. And of course Shakespeare wrote many of his plays. Virginia was named after her, since she never married.
Dateline: Philadelphia, 1 July 1700, Monday. This has to be the shortest historical post at this website, but it is still interesting to see how people lived back then.