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17th Century - An extensive, hyperlinked timeline from Wikipedia covering major world events, important people, inventions & discoveries, period music, art & scientific developments with images, related references and resources.

Eyewitness to the 17th Century - Overviews & eyewitness narratives by contemporary sources on the Great Fire of London in 1666, the beheading of Charles I, the Mayflower crossing, Salem witch trials, and more.

The European Enlightenment - Important developments and biographies of the great thinkers of the era including René Descartes, Blaise Pascal, Thomas Hobbes, Baruch Spinoza, with related art movements and religious reaction.

The Galileo Project - The complete life and times of the 17th century astronomer told in images, historical timelines, historical background on church teachings of the period and information on Galileo contemporaries, related glossary, maps, bibliography, lesson plans.

The British Civil Wars - Causes & effects plus a complete who's who with biographies of major figures, chronological timeline, military campaigns, with period images, related resources and suggested reading.

The Thirty Years War - The grand sweep including events leading up to war, details on the Bohemian Rebellion, the Danish War, Franco-Swedish involvement, and the Peace of Westphalia.

Art History Resources on the Web - Baroque Art - Comprehensive portal page to images of art, sculpture & architecture throughout the 17th century with artist biographies including Rembrandt, Rubens, van Dyck, Vermeer, Carravagio and more.

17th Century Colonial New England - Extensive directory with more than 20 cross-indexed categories including daily life, archeological exploration, witchcraft, essays & images. - The complete Mayflower passenger list, details on the lives of the crew, plus original Pilgrim journals and other primary source documents, with related Web resources and suggested reading.

Salem Witch Trials Documentary Archive - A virtual library of original court documents, a history of important events, and biographies of key people involved in the 1692 Salem trials with images, maps.

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