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'''Events'''
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==Events==
  
 
* The [[Thirty Years' War]] in [[Europe]] (1618-1648).
 
* The [[Thirty Years' War]] in [[Europe]] (1618-1648).
* Union of the Crowns of [[Scotland]] and [[England]]
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* Union of the Crowns of [[Scotland]] and [[England]] -- James VI of Scotland becomes James I of England: the Crowns are united in one person, but the kingdoms remain separate entities
 
* [[Scotland|Scottish]] and [[England|English]] [[Protestantism|Protestants]] sent to colonize [[Ireland]], as reaction to [[Catholicism]] there
 
* [[Scotland|Scottish]] and [[England|English]] [[Protestantism|Protestants]] sent to colonize [[Ireland]], as reaction to [[Catholicism]] there
* The [[English Civil War]] ([[1642]]-[[1651]]).
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* The [[English Civil Wars]] ([[1642]]-[[1651]]).
 
* [[The Deluge]]: series of wars and civil wars in [[Poland]] with [[Sweden]], [[Russia]], [[Prussia]] and [[Transylvania]] which caused Poland to lose power status and began rise of Russia to power status.  
 
* [[The Deluge]]: series of wars and civil wars in [[Poland]] with [[Sweden]], [[Russia]], [[Prussia]] and [[Transylvania]] which caused Poland to lose power status and began rise of Russia to power status.  
 
* [[Antwerp]] merchants established the [[Dutch East India Company]] in [[1602]], embarking on colonial expansion based on shareholdership rather than royal control.
 
* [[Antwerp]] merchants established the [[Dutch East India Company]] in [[1602]], embarking on colonial expansion based on shareholdership rather than royal control.
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* Major changes in philosophy and science take place, often characterised as the [[Scientific revolution]].
 
* Major changes in philosophy and science take place, often characterised as the [[Scientific revolution]].
  
'''Significant people'''
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==Significant people==
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* [[James VI]] of Scotland / [[James I]] of [[England]]
 
* [[William Shakespeare]], author and poet.
 
* [[William Shakespeare]], author and poet.
 
* [[Isaac Newton]], physicist and mathematician.
 
* [[Isaac Newton]], physicist and mathematician.
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* [[Christina of Sweden]], high profile catholic convert, matron of arts.
 
* [[Christina of Sweden]], high profile catholic convert, matron of arts.
 
* Sir [[Thomas Browne]] author, philosopher and scientist
 
* Sir [[Thomas Browne]] author, philosopher and scientist
 
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* [[Christopher Wren]], architect
'''Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions'''
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==Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions==
 
* [[Calculus]] is invented and used to formulate [[classical mechanics]].
 
* [[Calculus]] is invented and used to formulate [[classical mechanics]].
 
* [[Cannon]] and [[gunpowder]] technology refined.
 
* [[Cannon]] and [[gunpowder]] technology refined.
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==Some Groups that Cover This Period==
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*[[re-enactor|Re-Enactor]]s
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**[[Pike and Musket Society]] - Australia
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==Internal Links==
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* [[17th century fighting equipment]]
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*[[16th century]]
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*[[18th century]]
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[[category:17th century]]

Latest revision as of 13:08, 28 May 2006

Events

Significant people

Inventions, Discoveries, Introductions

Some Groups that Cover This Period

Internal Links