Reasons Why the Edict of Nantes was Revoked

On October 22, 1685, catholic King Louis XIV of France revoked the Edict of Nantes to begin his conquest of bringing France under the one religion of catholicism and eliminating the Huguenots, a nickname given to French Protestants.  Now, Louis XIV was taking promised rights away from the Huguenots by withdrawing the Edict, and declaring... Continue Reading →

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The Dutch Revolt

During the 16th Century, when Philip II was King of Spain, he was also governor of the Netherlands.  Unfortunately, he was not very tolerant of any religion other than  Catholicism.  So this made it hard for him to deal peacefully with the Protestants.  While Philip was never actually in the Netherlands, his sister Margaret, Duchess... Continue Reading →

Elizabeth I Chooses…?

Many people today struggle with finding or staying with a religion.  This isn't a new problem.  Many people, especially important people,  sometimes struggled with this.  Elizabeth I, Queen of England was one of these. In the 16th Century, while Elizabeth I, was able to create a system of order and a thriving economy with low... Continue Reading →

A Thesis on the 95 Theses

  I was recently asked by Dr. Tom Woods, instructor of my on-line Western Civilization course, to consider: "What were the 95 Theses about? What was the basic message of Luther's complaint? Here are my thoughts. Martin Luther, who is sometimes referred to as the 'father' of the Protestant Reformation, wanted to reform the Catholic church.... Continue Reading →

The Doors of History…

In this post I finish up with what I learned throughout my history posts. So, what DID I learn? I learned and believe that many people were open to change and reform. This was exemplified in the Renaissance.  Many people took on the humanist ways, philosophies and ideas. The styles of the art, specifically, painting were... Continue Reading →

Q&A on Reformation (with emojis😃!)

I learned some history about the Protestant Reformation and how hard it was for the reformers and the followers and will just give some basic information in the form of a Q&A and emoji talk. Q. Why was the Protestant Reformation started?  A. Because people, like Martin Luther, thought that the Catholic church needed reforming.... Continue Reading →

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