• People

    The 17th century had more than its share of larger-than-life personalities from kings (Charles II) to rascals (Robert Holmes)...

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  • Politics

    Social, cultural and religious conflicts roiled the cauldron of politics in the 17th century. When a leader lost an election one month, he might lose a vital organ the next...

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  • Places

    In the 17th century European nations expanded into the world. Their trading posts dotted the newly detailed maps of coastal Africa and the Far East...

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  • Naval Strategy

    The 17th century set the course for naval strategy for the next two centuries. But naval strategy was more than just what the admirals did on water...

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English & Dutch Ships

The detailed 3D ship models featured in Broadside showcased here. Get your favorite ship in crystal.

In fact, maybe you should get them all. Keep one on your kitchen table, another on your dresser and yet another on your windowsill...

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Educational Resources

A list of educational links and resources for those interested in the history, events and personalities within Broadside.

Relevant websites from the United Kingdom, Netherlands and the United States are included in this comprehensive list...

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Featured Videos...

Jaap Jacobs, author and professor at Ohio University, recounts the history of the people who settled and founded New Amsterdam.
Jaap Jacobs on Founding New Amsterdam

Jaap Jacobs, author and professor at Ohio University, recounts the history of the people who settled and founded New Amsterdam.

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?'
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?'

Gijs Rommelse, Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Military History, explains the stipulations of the Treaty of Westminster (1654), the peace treaty which ended the First Anglo-Dutch War.
Gijs Rommelse on The Treaty of Westminster

Gijs Rommelse, Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Military History, explains the stipulations of the Treaty of Westminster (1654), the peace treaty which ended the First Anglo-Dutch War.

 

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