Derby Classes

The History Jar is pleased to announce a new venue for its classes.  St Mary’s Parish Centre, Darley Lane, Derby DE1 3AX

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St Mary’s Parish Centre is sited between Darley Lane and Arthur Street, overlooking the Derby inner ring road (A 601 – St Alkmund’s Way) though it cannot be reached directly from the ring road.  Please follow the link for exact directions:

It has the advantage of a car park and is not too far from the town centre.


Charles I – road to tyranny (1625-1629)


Beginning Tuesday 22nd January 2019 10.00 am – 12.00 pm for four weeks.

When Charles I became king on 27th March 1625 he lacked experience and confidence. We will explore his deteriorating relationship with Parliament, religious tensions, financial weakness and the legacy of James I’s belief in the Devine Right of Kings.  Unable to trust his own judgement he relied first on the Duke of Buckingham who led him into a disastrous foreign policy and then on Henrietta Maria – his unpopular queen.  Yet Charles was a man who had a difficult upbringing, who loved his family and was a patron of some of the greatest artists of the period.

£30.00  – payment can be via Paypal, cheque or cash.

Charles I – road to tyranny @ St Mary’s Derby

4 X 2 hour classes taught by Julia Hickey taking place for four consecutive Tuesdays beginning Tuesday 22nd January 2019 10.00 am – 12.00