G.O.T: Appreciate the gravity of the situation…


A polar opposite of his brother, Charles II, whom he succeeded, this king was very much hated. It was more a case of being the wrong king at the wrong time, with a devout Catholic like himself taking the throne of a now Protestant nation and being adamant to convert them all. Unlike Charles, he disallowed religious freedom, prompting the population to get behind their previous king’s illegitimate son, the Duke of Monmoth, in rebelling against their dictatorial new monarch. It ended with him being overhauled and fleeing to France in exile. Things weren’t so awful on the scientific front, with Edmund Halley drawing the first meteorological map (trying saying that after a few glasses of vino), which showed weather systems and Isaac Newton publishing his groundbreaking book, ‘mathematical principles of natural philosophy’, which detailed his findings regarding gravity. So, in a nutshell, Newton: Apple falls on his head, the King: just a bad apple πŸ™‚

4 thoughts on “G.O.T: Appreciate the gravity of the situation…

  1. Yes, I was certainly off having fun πŸ™‚ But I’m glad to be back and seeing all these updates! It is very interesting seeing you stitch these all up so fast, but I will be a little bit relieved when the backstitching starts!

    • I think everyone who is following me will be! Ive enjoyed stitching these little monarchs but must be a different way of looking at it as a viewer not a stitcher. I promise it wont be long before the backstitch starts πŸ™‚

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