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September, September

I love September: the cooler days and nights, the colors of late-summer flowers, the light, which can be both hazy and very, very clear. And then there’s that back-to-school feeling which I have experienced every year of my life with the exception...
From: streets of salem on 9 Sep 2020

18th Century Boat Replica From Russia Stops in Sault Ste. Marie
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Aug 2020

Publication: “The Alliance of Pirates: Ireland and Atlantic piracy in the early seventeenth century” by Connie Kelleher

Publication: The Alliance of Pirates: Ireland and Atlantic piracy in the early seventeenth century by Connie Kelleher In the early part of the seventeenth-century, along the southwest coast of Ireland, piracy was a way of life. Following the outlawing...
From: Shakespeare in Ireland on 8 Apr 2020

Whirlwind Weekend

I am pleasantly tired at the end of a busy weekend, which included: a sunset sail, several garden walks, a tour of the Coast Guard’s tall ship Eagle, long conversations into the night, the annual vintage car show on Chestnut Street, and...
From: streets of salem on 12 Aug 2019

What the 16th-century shipwreck found on the Kent coast can tell us about trade in Tudor England

Tudor warship, part of a manuscript presented to Henry VIII in 1546 by Anthony Anthony. British Library.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 25 Jul 2018

Sailing without Ahab: Verses 106 (Ahab’s Leg) and 42 (The Whiteness of the Whale)

Cross-posted from the Glasgow Review of Books — SAILING WITHOUT AHAB: AN ECO-POETIC VOYAGE – PART TWO 9 May 2018 by grbed ECOCRITICISM NOW: The essays, reviews, and poetry collected in this thread trace responses to...
From: The Bookfish on 10 May 2018

Fleeing Europe for The Enlightenment

Toward the end of the 17C, Enlightenment thought spread throughout Europe & into the British American colonies lasting well into the 18C.Born by scientific advances , particularly those of Isaac Newton (1642–1727), the inductive method of Francis...
From: 17th-century American Women on 19 Mar 2018

Diet of the Ancient Mariner
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 18 Mar 2018

Over There - Puritans & The Divine Right of Kings

"A Trew Law of Free Monarchs"  James I Stuart   The "Divine Right of Kings." James I. (1566-1625) King of Scotland (as James VI., 1567-1625) First Stuart King of England (as James I., 1603-1625)This oppressive political theory contributed...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Aug 2017

Replica 17th-century ship sails into Ocean City
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Aug 2017

Advertising Tobacco Over There -1577

1577 Of the Tabaco and of His Greate Vertues The earliest known image of a man smoking, from Tabaco by Anthony Chute. 1590s. Chute was an Elizabethan poet and pamphleteer.  Text from John Frampton's translation of Nicholas Monardes. It was published...
From: 17th-century American Women on 9 Aug 2017

The Lost Bungalows of Great Misery Island

Out on Salem Sound the other day, sailing in a beautiful boat, I looked over at one of the several islands that mark the entrance to Salem Harbor and tried to imagine what once was. Off Great Misery Island there is a calm maritime meeting place referred...
From: streets of salem on 27 Jun 2017

Astrophil and Stella, Sonnet 85 and Fourth Song

I see the house; my heart, thyself contain; Beware full sails drown not thy tottering barge, Lest joy, by nature apt sprites to enlarge, Thee to thy wrack beyond thy limits strain; Nor do like lords, whose weak confused brain, Not pointing to...
From: Blogging Sidney's Sonnets on 2 Oct 2015

Quakers in America 17C-18C

Hugh Barbour and J. William Frost, The Quakers (1988).  The Society of Friends, or Quakers, began at the tail end of Europe’s Protestant Reformation in the 17th century. The missionary efforts of the earliest Friends took them to North...
From: 17th-century American Women on 29 Oct 2014

In Newport, Briefly

We are recently returned from a quick visit to Newport, Rhode Island, somehow refreshed and fatigued at the same time. My husband and I are both so busy at this time of the year that we don’t have much time to get away, so we could only steal a...
From: streets of salem on 9 Sep 2014

Fleeing to America - Jews & their early settlements

.For some decades Jews had flourished in Dutch-held areas of Brazil; but a Portuguese conquest of the area in 1654, confronted them with the prospect of the Inquisition, which had already burned a Brazilian Jew at the stake in 1647.  A shipload of...
From: 17th-century American Women on 5 Jul 2014

Persecution in America - Quaker Martyr Mary Barrett Dyer c 1612-1660 Hanged in Massachusetts

. Mary Barrett Dyer, born in England, challenged the religious persecution of Quakers in the American colonies. She and her husband, William Dyer, emigrated to Massachusetts in 1635, just 2 years after they married in London.  She sympathized...
From: 17th-century American Women on 11 Aug 2013

Fleeing to America - Catholics to Maryland

.Although the Stuart kings of England did not hate the Roman Catholic Church, most of their subjects did, causing Catholics to be harassed and persecuted in England throughout the seventeenth century. Driven by "the sacred duty of finding a refuge for...
From: 17th-century American Women on 10 Aug 2013

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