Category Archives: 17th century

Quackery and 17th Century Medicine by Deborah Swift @swiftstory #Stuarts

Quackery and 17th Century Medicine during the Great Plague. A guest post by Deborah Swift. Continue reading

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The Battle of Hamilton (or Hieton)

A young nobleman on a mission of love becomes entangled in a battle between Scottish defenders and English invaders. Continue reading

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Author Spotlight: Nancy Blanton

Historical Fiction author, Nancy Blanton, stops by to chat about the inspiration behind her 17th century novels of Ireland and Montserrat Continue reading

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Traipsing through the fields of Culpeper

Wildflowers, herbals and astrology – traipsing through Culpeper’s Complete Herbal & English Physician Continue reading

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Seventeenth Century Lady: Charles II Scottish Coronation

Charles II’s Scottish Coronation – a guest blog for The Seventeenth Century Lady Continue reading

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The Butcher of Drogheda and a long-running war of attrition

A prank in Westminster involving the bust of Oliver Cromwell and reported by the Irish News reminds me how he is still known as the Butcher of Drogheda. Continue reading

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International Women’s Day and Mary Stewart

Originally posted on Mary Queen of Plots:
Today I spotted a newspaper article looking at ‘five books by women, for women’ to celebrate International Women’s Day. You can imagine my delight when I saw that one of the five is…

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