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The Love of the Lindseys
Young Montague Bertie, Lord Willougby, tended his dying father behind enemy lines.

LORD Lindsey had once served alongside their opponent that day at Edgehill, the Earl of Essex, and recommended using the infantry against him.

But on the advice of his young nephew, Prince Rupert of the Rhine, the King, who had never commanded an army before, ordered a spectacular cavalry dash to sweep the enemy from the field.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Enemy. Enmity.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Form. Fall. Father.

Use together in one sentence: King. Cortège. Scatter.

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Charles I and his Parliament
Music: Orlando Gibbons
Charles took his rights and duties as a King with religious seriousness, but Parliament’s sense of both right and duty was just as strong.

IN 1625, Charles I inherited a kingdom torn apart by competing religious convictions and hatreds.

A century before, Henry VIII, chafing at political interference from Rome, had taken control of the English Church and blended its traditions with fashionably Protestant ideas from Switzerland.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Town. Village.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Service. Tax. Order.

Use together in one sentence: End. Since. Once.

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Interregnum
Music: John Playford
When Parliament overthrew the capricious tyranny of Charles I, it discovered an uncomfortable truth about power.

ON 1642, the English Parliament’s dispute with King Charles I over the extent of his powers came to civil war. Westminster’s army proved the better, and at last, seven years later, Colonel Thomas Pride led a coup, escorting the King’s supporters from the Commons so that the remainder – the ‘Rump’ Parliament — could more conveniently convict him of treason.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Can. Could.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Settle. Lead. Force.

Use together in one sentence: Officially. Council. Come.

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The Last Days of Charles II
Music: Henry Purcell
James calls Fr Huddleston to his brother’s deathbed, ready for a most delicate task.

IT was, they said, not unusual for Chiffinch, Charles’s confidential servant, to bring certain charming visitors up the back stairs to his master’s bedroom. Now the King lay upon his deathbed, however, the visitor was of another kind.

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Grammar and Composition

Distinguish using sentences: Low. Short.

Use as a noun and also as a verb: Notice. Hide. Close.

Use together in one sentence: For all to hear. Civil. Visitor.

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