Tag Archives: 17th century

Mercurius Istoria

Sign up for my new broadsheet, Mercurius Istoria. In December’s issue you’ll find a 17th century Christmas and other articles. Continue reading

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The Winter King, The Queen of Hearts, and the Thirty Years War

Today on my blog, I welcome historical fiction author and fellow 17th century enthusiast, Laura Libricz. Continue reading

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The Fifth Monarchists

A timely article on England’s Parliamentary struggles following the English Civil War Continue reading

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Classicism vs Naturalism: French and Dutch art in the 17th century

In this guest post, historical fiction author, Annie Whitehead, discusses two opposing traditions in 17th century art. Continue reading

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When Puritans made sex illegal

17th century English Puritans passed a law in 1650 making extramarital and premarital sex illegal. Continue reading

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A moment in time: Scotland declares for Charles II

On this day, February 5, 1649, the Scottish Parliament proclaimed Charles II as King. Continue reading

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Ann Fanshawe: Memoire of Love

I am a romantic at heart and can’t resist a good love story. Combine this with the 17th Century and this girl becomes putty. One of my favourite couples is Ann and Richard Fanshawe. There were perfectly devoted to each … Continue reading

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