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  •  That "divine right of Kings" thing (0+ / 0-)

    also rather deeply connected to the Catholic monarchs, and some folks have argued that part of Charles I's downfall was his marriage to and more than slight flirtation with Roman Catholicism in a very Protestant England of the day and age

    Words can sometimes, in moments of grace, attain the quality of deeds. --Elie Wiesel

    by a gilas girl on Sun Feb 03, 2013 at 06:14:12 PM PST

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    •  No, that certainly didn't help his case (1+ / 0-)
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      Especially since Cromwell was a fanatical Protestant who, after he became Lord Protector, engaged in horrible atrocities against Irish Catholics.

      At least Charles wasn't as stupid as his son James II, who apparently learned nothing from his dad's fate and acted exactly like him, only worse (going full Catholic at a time when England was firmly Protestant). He was lucky to escape with his life when his own daughters and son-in-law threw him out.

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