3094 The Age of the Stuarts MS on first day cover 2010

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2010
Great Britain

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15 June 2010
The Stuarts is the second set this year in a series that takes a look at the Kings and Queens of England, Scotland and after 1603 the United Kingdom.

With no direct descendants, Elizabeth became the last monarch of the House of Tudor and King James VI of Scotland acceded to the throne of England. This created The Union of the Crowns which brought England and Scotland under one monarch. James was the first cousin (twice removed) of Elizabeth and he was also the great grandson of Henry VIII’s sister Margaret Tudor who married James IV of Scotland. As the first of the Stuart Kings of England, James VI/I is the only monarch to feature in two sets of the Kings and Queens stamps. This, the fourth in the Kings and Queens series, looks at the Kings and Queens from James I up until the death of Queen Anne in 1714.

The MS takes a separate look at the life and times of the age, featuring events and individuals from the reigns.   The events & people featured are:

1st class William Harvey (1578 – 1657) English physician;
60p English Civil War, Battle of Naseby 1645.
88p John Milton (1608 - 1674), poet author and civil servant during the Commonwealth period.
97p Castle Howard, designed by John Vanbrugh (1664 - 1726)
The first day cover is cancelled with a Battle of Naseby postmark.

Choice of postmarks:
- Battle of Naseby, Northampton
- The Stuarts, London
£4.80 inc. tax

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