Category Archives: 17th century

Author Spotlight: Elizabeth St. John

Bestselling historical fiction author Elizabeth St. John drops by to chat about the second of the Lydiard Chronicles, “By Love Divided”. Continue reading

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Highwaymen of the 17th century

Sharing a few of my favourite highwayman escapades. Continue reading

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Guest Post by Tony Morgan: What if the Gunpowder Plot had succeeded?

In this guest post, Tony Morgan speculates what may have happened had the Gunpowder Plot succeeded. Continue reading

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From swashbucklers and witchfinders to radicals and whores – the best of the 17th Century on the screen

Originally posted on The Earl of Manchester's Regiment of Foote blog:
From continental wars and revolutions to major advances in science and political ideas, the upheaval and conflict of the 17th Century produced many stories that filmmakers have attempted…

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The Hudson’s Bay Company: a 17th century multicultural start up

The Hudson’s Bay Company is known for it’s iconic striped blanket, but did you know that it a multicultural start up, founded nearly 350 years ago by two French trappers, a German Prince and an English King? Continue reading

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The Countess of Carlisle

The real life inspiration for Alexandre Dumas’s Milady: 17th century socialite and femme fatale, Lucy Hay. Continue reading

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#OTD in 1645: The Battle of Naseby + an excerpt from Traitor’s Knot

#OTD 1645 the Battle of Naseby was won by the Parliamentarians and signalled the beginning of the end for King Charles I. Continue reading

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