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Fires, Rebellions, and a Royal Execution: The Stuarts


The first in a new series of talks from the popular speaker, Carol Ann Lloyd.


A series of 3 talks by the popular Carol Ann Lloyd.

There’s a new king on the throne and royal fever in the air! But what about the men and women who came before? Join us for a series on the Remarkable Royals and see the path from Charles II to Charles III.

Fires, Rebellions, and a Royal Execution: The Stuarts

Although often overshadowed by the drama of the Tudors, the Stuart monarchs made their mark on English and British history. The Stuart kings survived the Great Fire and the Gunpowder Plot, a royal execution, and a forced abdication. The Stuart queens were more successful, with Mary being half of the only joint monarch in history and Anne overseeing the Acts of Union. Join us to see the triumphs and tragedies of the Stuart dynasty, epitomized by Charles II, the ‘Merry Monarch’.

Image: Charles II, John Michael Wright, c. 1671. Royal Collection. Image in public domain.

Date: Tuesday 13 June 2023

Time: 7pm

Venue: Online

Tickets: £8 member / £10 non-member.

Notes on the Speaker:

Carol Ann Lloyd is a popular speaker, author, and podcaster who brings the stories of history and Shakespeare to life. She presents programs for Smithsonian Associates, Royal Oak Foundation, English Speaking Union, Folger Shakespeare Library, OLLI at George Mason University, and more—online and on stage. Her podcast, British History: Royals, Rebels, and Romantics, explores the lives of famous and infamous characters in history. She is currently working on a book, Tudors by the Numbers, which is scheduled for a fall 2023 release.

Carol Ann also speaks about how Shakespeare can help us develop effective conversation and interpersonal skills. She is the author of Building Relationships, One Conversation at a Time, and an Audible book, How to Build Meaning Relationships through Conversation. Carol Ann is now offering “Shake Up Your Conversations” programs to strengthen communication and engagement skills. She is a member and on the board of the Washington, DC chapter of the National Speakers Association.


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