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...
David Davies on Dockyards
Dr. David Davies, author and historian, discusses 17th century English dockyards and walks us through the occupational hierarchies seen at most shipyards in the 17th century.
Andrew Lambert on 17th Century Firepower
Andrew Lambert, author and Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College in London, discusses 17th century firepower and describes contemporary naval warfare tactics.
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.