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.

Firth Fabend on The Lives of Women in New Netherland
Dr. Firth Fabend, author and historian, answers our questions 'What was life like for women in New Netherland?' and 'How was English law different from Dutch law in regards to women's rights?'


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