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A Modest Proposal By Jonathan Swift
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The Modest proposal was Swifts attempt at an idea to help the state create a system to deal with impoverished Children i Ireland, but was void of any ideology of freedom for poor parents to choose... More > how to deal with their own kids. Fee thinking was a new idea in Ireland at this time, and this proposal seemed to envelope only the idea of what was good for Ireland, and not the individual.< Less
Edward Fenner, Ancestor By Mary Bates Rhodes
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"Edward Fenner, Ancestor" depicts the life of a Puritan who settled in what is now Weymouth, MA. In this historical novel, Mary Bates Rhodes portrays one of her ancestors, a Townsman of... More > Weymouth and Elder of the Church for more than thirty years. The novel follows his decision to leave England and describes his experiences in the New World, incorporating historical figures, conflicts, ideas, and acts and decisions by both the British Crown and the Massachusetts Bay leadership. The author highlights love, joy, sorrow, tragedy, birth, and death and describes the lives and thoughts of early colonists. She displays a subtle understanding of human development and colonial history. Her descriptions of how opinions change over years and generations provide insight into the development of our nation. She does not excuse the Puritan treatment of others (Native Americans, Quakers, Baptists, and Roman Catholics), but portrays the early Puritan mindset and beliefs in the Massachusetts Bay Colony.< Less
A Suit of Swords By M.J. Logue
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Lynten sprawling in the ashes with her cap askew and her tray spilled, and the laces of her bodices cut through, all her linen showing and a thin line of blood where a man's knife-point had scored... More > through her shift and torn her poor flesh beneath, trying to cover her plump bare breasts with inadequate hands - "Hey," Hollie said mildly, "that's not nice. Don't do it." And the man with the knife turned, thinking to give the gawky Englishman a second smile, and all his mates jeered and clapped, standing clear so that the hearth was as bare as an arena. Amsterdam, Christmas 1626 It has been a year of wonders for Puritan's brat Holofernes Babbitt. Run away to the Low Countries at eighteen to take up a career as a mercenary in the Imperial Army, so far Hollie's luck has held. At least, he's still alive. Homeless, friendless, and broke till the spring campaigning starts again, it looks as if it may be a bleak Christmas for Hollie. But miracles happen, at midwinter...< Less
Het Amsterdamsch Hoerdom 1681 By Anonimous Amstelodamum
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Don't let the title of this book mislead you. This anonimous book from 1681 gives a detailed and very important historical discription of pubs, inns and dance-rooms in Amsterdam during the 17th... More > century. It also gives a wealth of information on drinks and alcohol consumption, prices and measures. It includes anecdotes on musicians and other people and life during the 17th century. Prostitution is just a minor aspect of the book. The book was also published in French and German.< Less
Spanish Cross in Georgia By David Arias
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In the 16th and 17th centuries, the Spanish endeavored to plant the Catholic faith in the hearts of the Native Americans, and the cross in the soil of modern-day Georgia. Arias describes how, amidst... More > the beauty and hardships of the geographic area, the Spanish strategized to erect the cross in Georgia in the 16th century and how this marked the origin of the common venture of Church and Crown to establish a mission system which provided human promotion, religious formation and cultural advancement. Bishop Arias enthusiastically describes how the intrepid Spanish missionaries worked along the Atlantic coast and displayed an extraordinary dynamism, even reaching Virginia in 1570 and establishing a mission near present-day Williamsburg.< Less
Breathe Life Into Your English Ancestors By Iris W. Brixton
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This book is for all those who have, perhaps, spent many years compiling family trees but now want to make those ancestors come alive by finding out about their everyday lives. Here you will find... More > details of the clothes, housing, food, entertainment, illnesses and wars that were part of the lives of the people who lived in England between 1500 and 1900< Less
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Hessel Gerritsz was the most influential and innovating mapmaker of 17th century and the best informed person, without doubt, in geographical and hydrographical matters in Amsterdam and not only in... More > The Netherlands. In 1627-1628 he compiled a rutter for the Dutch West India Company (WIC). The 1625 loss of Dutch Brazil made clear that the next attempt of the WIC had to be more tenacious and that its commanders needed better information about the areas that had to be seized and could be useful for trade in the West (read: Atlantic). In this book the part of Hessel Gerritsz’ handwritten rutter about the Cape Verde Islands (Soute Eylanden) is translated into Dutch, English and Portuguese. The main goal is to unlock this unique and beautiful 17th century Dutch treasure. To remove the veil from the Cape Verde Islands. In a time that information and products floated over the seas with the speed of a sailing ship.< Less
A Soldier Far Away: A Historical Novel of the Swedish Campaign of the Thirty Years War By Robert T. Hunting
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Merriam Press Historical Fiction. Escaping an English noose, Ainslie Souter, a Scottish highwayman, signs up to fight for a Protestant king in Europe’s last religious war. Hippolito Costello,... More > a Dominican Inquisitor, joins forces with the Catholic side. One guided by pragmatism, the other by religiosity, both men find themselves pulled into and changed by a barbarity practiced by both sides in 17th century war-torn Germany. Towns and principalities suffer the worst as competing forces attempt to change the religious and political map of Europe. This historical novel brings readers into the great battlefields and mindsets of 17th century leaders, churchmen, militarists, and foot soldiers. In particular, the war will drastically change both Ainslie and Hippolito, and call into question their own humanity.< Less
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