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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21 May 2017
Being as I’m reading absolutely anything set in the seventeenth century at the moment, it’s no surprise that includes a bit of erotica, as Sweet Alice by Leelou Cervant...
15 May 2017
Being as I don’t know as much as I’d like about the history of early modern Spain, I’m currently trying to rectify this at present. Enter Robert Goodwin’s book,...
12 May 2017
Lady on the Coin, written by Margaret Campbell Barnes and first published in the early 1960s, follows the life of Frances Stuart, the woman who was the model for Britannia. Frances...
29 April 2017
A few years ago, I went to a classical violin concert at the Wigmore Hall in London. The music selected was the kind you tend to get on Radio 3, slightly weird, postmodern, and lacking...