- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Century Colonial New England - Extensive directory
with more than 20 cross-indexed categories including daily
life, archeological exploration, witchcraft, essays &
- 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
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.