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...
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.
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.
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.