The 17th century had more than its share of larger-than-life personalities from kings (Charles II) to rascals (Robert Holmes)...more
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...more
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...more
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...more
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...
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...
Aryan Klein on Rebuilding the Seven Provinces
Aryan Klein manages the project for the reconstruction of Admiral Michiel de Ruyter's flagship, the Seven Provinces (De Zeven Provincien) at Batavia Yard, Lelystad, in the Netherlands. Klein gives us some insight as to what it takes to create a ship of such stature and size.
John Miller on the Restoration of Charles II
For 11 years England was a republic, but in that short amount of time the people realized that what England really needed, and what they all wanted, was a monarchy. John Miller, author and Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London, describes the restoration of Charles II to the throne of England.
Rosemary Baird on Louise De Kérouaille
Baird, Curator at the Goodwood House in Sussex, United Kingdom, speaks of the meeting between Charles II and Louise de Kérouaille, one of the King's many infamous mistresses.