• 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...

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.
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.

Ronald Hutton, author and Professor of History at Bristol University, explains why Charles II continued to live in exile after Cromwell came to power, and describes the events that led to his eventual restoration as King of England.
Ronald Hutton on Charles II's Exile and Restoration

Ronald Hutton, author and Professor of History at Bristol University, explains why Charles II continued to live in exile after Cromwell came to power, and describes the events that led to his eventual restoration as King of England.

Pincus, author and Professor of History at Yale, explains the reasons behind the controversial Navigation Act that the English Rump Parliament passed in 1651.
Steven Pincus on The Origins of the First Navigation Act

Pincus, author and Professor of History at Yale, explains the reasons behind the controversial Navigation Act that the English Rump Parliament passed in 1651.

 

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