Category Archives: 17th century

The Diamonds of Sint-Nicholaas

Following on from the pages of Traitor’s Knot, find out what awaits James and Elizabeth in The Hague. Continue reading

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Did Ollie really cancel Christmas?

Did Oliver Cromwell cancel Christmas? A holiday blog post featured on Myths, Legends, Books & Coffee Pots. Continue reading

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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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Gravestones in Dorset

On All Souls’ Day, I recall visiting two Dorset graveyards and discover interesting grave markers. 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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