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From Out of Nowhere By C.S. Lovelace
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Who were the two 17th Century Cavaliers who were the first governors of New York in 1664-1673? Richard Nicolls and Francis Lovelace -- about whom very little is known except details of how they... More > governed New York, which was brilliantly. Their early history is invented to give them experiences that led to this brillaince.< Less
From Out of Nowhere By C.S. Lovelace
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Who were the two 17th Century Cavaliers who were the first governors of New York in 1664-1673? Richard Nicolls and Francis Lovelace -- about whom very little is known except details of how they... More > governed New York, which was brilliantly. Their early history is invented to give them experiences that led to this brillaince.< Less
The Last of the Irish Chiefs By Margaret T. Pender
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The last of the Irish Chiefs takes you back to the start of the 17th century in Inishowen and the events leading up to the plantation of Ulster by the English. It tells the story of the last days of... More > the young Sir Cahir O’Dogherty (1587-1608) before his untimely death at the age of 21 in battle against the English forces. This was to mark the beginning of the end of the old Gaelic ways and the last of the Irish Chiefs.< Less
Cynthia's Revels; Or, The Fountain of Self-Love By Ben Jonson
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Benjamin "Ben" Jonson (c. 11 June 1572 – 6 August... More > 1637) was an English playwright, poet, actor and literary critic of the 17th century, whose artistry exerted a lasting impact upon English poetry and stage comedy. He popularised the comedy of humours. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ben_Jonson< Less
All in a Garden Green—52 Pieces of Early Music, Pt. II By Alice Steward
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"All in a Garden Green" is a collection of 52 pieces of Early Music for the harp. Part II contains 29 pieces from England, Italy, Germany and Scotland from the 16th and 17th Century. Though... More > some of the music is by nature chromatic, about two third is playable on a diatonic harp. The arrangements are suitable for beginners to advanced harp players.< Less
Plymouth Colony's Private Libraries By Jeremy Dupertuis Bangs
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Plymouth Colony's Private Libraries presents the books owned and read by the Pilgrims and later Plymouth colonists, as recorded in their wills and inventories, 1633-1692. A literal transcription of... More > the manuscript references to books is clarified when possible with full title identifications, giving detailed insight into the contents of the material that helped define the world for these adventurous settlers. The records of people who owned no books are included among the 510 inventories, giving some idea of the extent of literacy and illiteracy on the 17th-century frontier. The book is an invaluable resource for understanding the culture of early New England.< Less
Unshriven By June Kidd
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Unshriven is a true and factual account of an extraordinary happening in the life of the author. As a writer with dyslexia, having completed a course on Imagination, Meditation, and Mind Discipline... More > (The Silva Method) June found that not only could she now spell but had also developed a heightened 'Spiritual Sensitivity'. Living in the Middle East and working on a 20th century novel this most extraordinary gift was to result in her writing, at meditative level, the highly detailed and gripping 17th century biography of sisters, Hannah & Rachel Myer. Their story involved accusations of witchcraft and a death bed vow: “Never to rest until the truth is told.” June assumed the story was fiction until, returning to UK, she found herself standing in the cottage where the sisters had lived! What she had written was a previously unknown but now traceable biography. What followed was a mini da Vinci trail traced through manorial records and finally, prayer at a graveside by an ordained minister of the church.< Less
Benedict De Spinoza: The Works By Benedict de Spinoza
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Baruch Spinoza — later Benedict de Spinoza — was a Dutch philosopher. The breadth and importance of Spinoza's work was not fully realized until years after his death. By laying the... More > groundwork for the 18th century Enlightenment and modern biblical criticism, including modern conceptions of the self and, arguably, the universe, he came to be considered one of the great rationalists of 17th-century philosophy. His magnum opus, the posthumous Ethics, in which he opposed Descartes's mind–body dualism, has earned him recognition as one of Western philosophy's most important thinkers. In the Ethics, "Spinoza wrote the last indisputable Latin masterpiece, and one in which the refined conceptions of medieval philosophy are finally turned against themselves and destroyed entirely." Philosopher Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel said of all contemporary philosophers, "You are either a Spinozist or not a philosopher at all."< Less
A royal robber By Heribert Rau
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«The peace of Nymwegen had strengthened anew the power of Louis XIV, King of France. He now stood before the world victorious and more powerful and greater than ever, while on the one hand his... More > century greeted him with acclamations, and on the other curses and imprecations followed him. For more than half a century the predominating influence of this powerful and ambitious king was felt in European affairs...» This historical novel of Heribert Rau brings uns to the court of the French king Louis XIV as well as into the at this time still German imperial city of Strassburg, just before it had to capitulate, surrounded by French troops...< Less
The Scarlet Blade: The Rakehelly Adventures of Cleve and d'Entreville, Volume 1 By Murray R. Montgomery
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One of the most popular series from Argosy's later years, Murray R. Montgomery penned a number of stories chronicling the adventures of Her Majesty's Guard Richard Cleve and French cavalier Monsieur... More > le Comte Guy d'Entreville… partners and rakehellies of the Cardinal's Guard and in the service of Cardinal Richelieu in seventeenth-century France.< Less

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