• 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...

Andrew Lambert, author and Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College in London, illuminates for us the difficulties that James II faced as the King of England, after the death of his brother Charles II.
Andrew Lambert on James II Reigns as King

Andrew Lambert, author and Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College in London, illuminates for us the difficulties that James II faced as the King of England, after the death of his brother Charles II.

Joost Schokkenbroek, Curator of Material Culture at the National Maritime Museum Amsterdam, discusses the vital connection between trade and war, and explains how Piet Hein's capture of the Spanish Silver Fleet in 1628 proved that the Dutch were able to fight Spain.
Joost Schokkenbroek on The Capture of the Spanish Silver Fleet

Joost Schokkenbroek, Curator of Material Culture at the National Maritime Museum Amsterdam, discusses the vital connection between trade and war, and explains how Piet Hein's capture of the Spanish Silver Fleet in 1628 proved that the Dutch were able to fight Spain.

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.
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.

 

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