From the end of Queen Elizabeth I's reign to that of
William & Mary, this blog covers the music, literature, history, wars,
scientific endeavours, religious tensions, fashions, and daily life of
people, rich and poor, in Europe in the 1600s.
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16 October 2017
The Mystery of the Dobson Triple Portrait Recently there has been some excitement at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford generated by the arrival of a splendid 17th century portrait by William...
4 October 2017
With To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape, out on the 5th October 2017, Charles Spencer has done it again. As the author of some fantastic books about seventeenth-century...
30 September 2017
The White King, Charles I, Traitor, Murderer, Martyr by Leanda de Lisle certainly has quite a provocative title. Charles I remains a very polarising figure, in much the same manner...
31 July 2017
Pleasing Mr Pepys is the newest work by Deborah Swift and set to release this September (2017), and I was fortunate to have been given an advance review copy....