The 17th century had more than its share of larger-than-life personalities from kings (Charles II) to rascals (Robert Holmes) and from the greatest admirals in the age of sail (de Ruyter) to beleaguered colonists (Stuyvesant). In these Short Docs, our 17th century experts provide a fascinating glimpse of the people who made our history.

Andrew Lambert on James II Reigns as King
Andrew Lambert, author and Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College in London, illuminates for us the difficulties that James II faced as the King of England, after the death of his brother Charles II.


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