• People

    The 17th century had more than its share of larger-than-life personalities from kings (Charles II) to rascals (Robert Holmes)...

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  • Politics

    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...

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  • Places

    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...

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  • Naval Strategy

    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...

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English & Dutch Ships

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...

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Educational Resources

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...

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Featured Videos...

Andrew Lambert, author and Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College in London, discusses 17th century firepower and describes contemporary naval warfare tactics.
Andrew Lambert on 17th Century Firepower

Andrew Lambert, author and Laughton Professor of Naval History at King's College in London, discusses 17th century firepower and describes contemporary naval warfare tactics.

Gijs Rommelse, Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Military History, explains the stipulations of the Treaty of Westminster (1654), the peace treaty which ended the First Anglo-Dutch War.
Gijs Rommelse on The Treaty of Westminster

Gijs Rommelse, Professor at the Netherlands Institute of Military History, explains the stipulations of the Treaty of Westminster (1654), the peace treaty which ended the First Anglo-Dutch War.

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.
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.

 

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