The Glorious Revolution brought to the throne of England William and Mary and with it the acceptance that the power of the country over which they ruled would rest in the legislative body and not within some idea of an ordained-by-God ruler. Whoever sat on that throne was there not by the ordinance of God, it was to be understood, but by the consent of the people.
Sarah Catherine Martin had quite the interesting life; it is said that she was once the lover of the man who would become England’s King William IV. It was while visiting the home of her future in-laws that her future brother-in-law with the name, I kid you not, John Bastard, became so incensed by Sarah’s incessant chattering while he was trying to compose a letter that he told her to “run away and write one of your stupid little rhymes.”
At the time of the Peasants’ Revolt of England, the King of England—indeed of any…
The Hillsborough Disaster, for you Americans who confused the media owned by Rupert Murdoch with journalist entities, was the worst stadium tragedy in British history. It happened at a soccer game, as you might expect. Too many people in too little space dominated by a structure incapable of handling such stress. The result was the death of 96 people. The Wednesday after the Hillsborough Disaster, Rupert Murdoch’s newspaper The Sun, and only The Sun, ran this headline: THE TRUTH”, “Some fans picked pockets of victims”, “Some fans urinated on the brave cops”, “Some fans beat up PC giving kiss of life”.
Bacon also wrote of a “chariot” that would move faster than any then known, and without the benefit of an animal pulling it. In other words, an automobile.
The Fabian Society, therefore, has remained consistent in its dedication to the concept that radical change is best accomplished slowly over time through small victories than by trying the tack of full scale revolutionary overthrow of the status quo.
Marx was right about all of history being a struggle between the classes, but he…
The centerpiece of Charles’ badly mismanaged system of ruling probably lies in his insistence upon using the legal system to enforce his religious policies. Charles I succeeded only in fomenting dissent by abusing the power of the Star Chamber to crack down on his enemies.
Thomas Wolsey, as a powerful prelate of the Catholic Church, probably would have preferred privately that King Henry give up this idea, especially upon finding out that it just wasn’t destined to happen. At least not in the way in which Henry VIII hoped.
The function of the jury in the American judicial system is to attend the trial and deliberate on the evidence in order to provide a unanimous verdict. The point of a jury system is that it is supposed to provide a fair and unbiased examination of the evidence; taking away the power of the judge who may be prejudicial in his decision.