Social, cultural and religious conflicts roiled the cauldron of politics in the 17th century. When a leader lost an election one month, he might lose a vital organ the next. Energetic partisans altered more than one national destiny with elective surgery on the body politic…and, that was only domestic political violence. Emerging European empires raised the level of international violence worldwide. The Short-Docs here explore the turbulent politics of the 17th century and how they changed our world.

Andrew Lambert on James II Reigns as King
Andrew Lambert, author and Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College in London, illuminates for us the difficulties that James II faced as the King of England, after the death of his brother Charles II.


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