POSTPONED Rising: Insurgency and Fiery Speech -- Political Polarisation and the Killing of a King
This presentation has been POSTPONED to a future date, yet to be determined
In the mid-seventeenth century England was an orderly, strongly hierarchical society, yet within a few years it descended into a bloody civil war ending with the beheading of King Charles I and initiating a period of profound, social, political, and cultural upheaval.
Documents recently acquired by Mount Royal University Archives and Special Collections give testimony to the transformation of political discourse by which sudden, unexpected political divisions would emerge and rip a society apart.
David Clemis, Associate Professor of History at Mount Royal University, and Peter Houston, Associate Professor & MRU's Archivist and Special Collections Librarian will present and discuss the importance of these fascinating documents.