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The Stuart Successions Project

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Royal Memos: from Charles I to Charles III

26 March 2015

Mike Bartlett’s recent play King Charles III, nominated for six Olivier awards, opens and concludes with a royal succession. The plot is a prophecy about Prince Charles’ future...

Isaac Newton and Queen Anne’s Coronation Medal

4 March 2015

The Stuart Successions Project was conceived as an interdisciplinary venture. Although the project database only catalogues texts, successions were marked by lots of other artefacts...

1604 and 1626: Database Update

5 May 2014

Since the colloquium last September we’ve been moving on with the compilation of the successions database. A prototype with entries for the first 6 succession years (from James in...

Stuart Successions Colloquium

11 October 2013

The Stuart Successions project colloquium took place at Jesus College, Oxford at the end of September. The event marked the halfway point of the project and was an opportunity for scholars...