Saturday, July 10, 2010

The Battle of the Boyne and the Son Rise Morning Show

On Monday, July 12, I'll talk with Anna Mitchell on the Son Rise Morning Show. We are going to use the occasion of James II's defeat by William of Orange in Ireland at the Battle of the Boyne in 1690 to talk about the English Catholics' fortunes and misfortunes under the Stuart monarchs. Covering the period from 1603 to 1714 means it's a very quick survey in the time we have allotted, so we'll just hit the highlights:

James I: The Gunpowder Plot and strict penal laws against Catholics
Charles I: A Catholic Queen and Civil War
[The Interregnum and Cromwell]
Charles II: The Merry Monarch and the Popish Plot
James II: The Last Catholic King
William and Mary; Anne: Never No More a Catholic Monarch or Consort

Although the Tudor era certainly dominates any discussion of the history of Catholicism in England after the break from Rome, the Stuarts have their own fascinating impact on Catholics for more than a century. I look forward to our discussion at 7:45 a.m. Eastern/6:45 a.m. Central.

Update (7/12/2010): Anna and I flew through a century of history this morning! Obviously, I'd recommend you read Supremacy and Survival if you want to know the rest of the story.

1 comment:

  1. You may be interested in this podcast, the battle of the Boyne from an Irish perspective, with historian Padraig Lenihan.