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Articles with keyword "seventeenth century"

Opening pages of the First Folio


Did He Even Know He Was Shakespeare?

What the First Folio's history tells us about our greatest playwright

Piazza Colonna in Rome


Eternal City’s Building Craze also Bolstered Urban Planning

Study demonstrates that a public voice can help develop a theocratic city

Illustration of Benedict Spinoza


Why Spinoza Was Excommunicated

Before writing a single book, Bento de Spinoza was considered a dangerous thinker

Captain John Smith by Simon de Passe, seventeenth century


Soldier of Fortune: John Smith before Jamestown

Smith's experiences as a pirate, mercenary, and Turkish slave prepare him to survive in the New World.


Firsthand Accounts

A Web site offers manuscripts, maps, and sketches from early Virginia.

Characters from "Desperate Fishwives"


Travale’s Travails

Educational adventure-game explores Elizabethan Age.

Katherine Rinne


Impertinent Questions with Katherine Rinne

Tapping into Roman waters

Equestrian Portrait of the Duke of Lerma


The King’s Favorite

The Duke of Lerma had the King's ear and, as a result, great power.

Couple in restaurant


Interesting Mustard

The rise of the restaurant.