• 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...

Ronald Hutton, author and Professor of History at the University of Bristol, takes us through the early years of Charles II's life as a member of England's royal family.
Ronald Hutton on The Childhood of Charles II

Ronald Hutton, author and Professor of History at the University of Bristol, takes us through the early years of Charles II's life as a member of England's royal family.

Jonathan Israel, Professor of History at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ, discusses how the Treaty of Münster affected commerce and thus caused animosity between the English and the Dutch.
Jonathan Israel on the Results of the Treaty of Münster

Jonathan Israel, Professor of History at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Princeton, NJ, discusses how the Treaty of Münster affected commerce and thus caused animosity between the English and the Dutch.

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?'

 

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