Dateline: Chester County, Pennsylvania, 1687. Margaret felt ill-used by her mistress. She ran away. What happened when they caught her?
Prince William of Orange invaded England, at the request of the English Parliament.
To call a nighttime meeting to depose a witness about the events in England shows how deeply connected the colonists were to the Old World.
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.
Dateline: Philadelphia. You are there! Rumor and true reports hit Philadelphia. Panic. The Provincial Council decide on its strategy. This primary document gives the impression of being right there during the debate. Lots of names on the Council are in this post.
William Clayton (1632-1689) is our great-grandfather ten generations back. Prudence Lankford is his wife and our great-grandmother. Let’s look at their lives.
Is she witty or reckless?
Born on 18 Feb 1516, crowned on 1 Oct 1553, married on 25 July 1554, dying 17 Nov 1558, she was the first female monarch who ruled over all of England. She acquired the epithet “Bloody Mary.”
It’s where we live in many quarters. We got to examine it.
Everybody seems to use the term. I’ve seen it in movie reviews. The scene was “deconstructed” nicely. But what does deconstruction mean?
Let’s face it. For much of the Twentieth Century and into the current one, we’ve been living in the Sneering Age among intellectuals. Or it could be called the Age of Contempt or the Age of Hyper-skepticism.