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1600 A.D. - 1699 A.D.

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1600

Shogun
Shogun

 

 


 

william harveyWilliam Harvey,: Trailblazer of scientific medicine (Immortals of science) (Open Library)

 

1601

 

     

The Shakespeare Stealer
The Shakespeare Stealer
(Free at the Open Library)

Ophelia
Ophelia

 
1602            
1603

 

 

Secrets of the Samurai SwordNova: Secrets of the Samurai Sword
Amazon

Japan Memoirs of a Secret Empire

The Samurai's Tale
The Samurai's Tale

 

Time Warp Trio: Sam Samurai (set in 1600)

 

Horrible Histories: Surprising Samurai (set in 1620)

1604  

 

  Gunpowder, Treason and Plot: James  
1605

The Lady of Secrets: A Novel
The Lady of Secrets: A Novel

 

 

MonarchyMonarchy: The Stuart Succession

Netflix streaming
Don Quixote
Don Quixote (Candlewick Illustrated Classic)

 

1606 The Bloodletter's Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia)
The Bloodletter's Daughter (A Novel of Old Bohemia)
         
1607

 

 

  Nightmare in JamestownNightmare in Jamestown Free on Snagfilms
Netflix streaming
Amazon

Jamestown JourneyJamestown Journey (Chester the Crab) (Comix With Content)

Blood on the River
Blood on the River: James Town 1607

Written in Bone      
Written in Bone: Buried Lives of Jamestown and Colonial Maryland 

Pocahontas and the Strangers

Pocahontas and the Strangers



The New World

The New World
Netflix

Amazon Instant Video
1608  

 

 

Conquest of America

Conquest of America (History Channel)
 

 

1609

 

 

   

A Lion to Guard Us
A Lion to Guard Us

Beyond the Sea of IceBeyond the Sea of Ice: The Voyages of Henry Hudson (Great Explorers)

River of Dreams
River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River

The Last Voyage of Henry Hudson

1610

The King's Daughter: A NovelThe King's Daughter: A Novel

 

       
1611 The Twentieth Wife: A Novel
The Twentieth Wife: A Novel
         
1612            
1613  

 

       
1614

 

 

Captain John Smith and Pocahontas (free at HULU)

Biography: Pocahontas: Ambassador to the New World (HULU)

Pocahontas Revealed
Nova: Pocahontas Revealed
Netflix

Amazon
Pocahontas
Pocahontas

PochahontasAnimated Hero Classics: Pocahontas

 

1615  

 

       
1616  

 

       
1617 The Winthrop Woman: A Novel
The Winthrop Woman: A Novel

 

 

     
1618            
1619  

 

       
1620

The Moghul
The Moghul

The Feast of Roses: A Novel
The Feast of Roses: A Novel (This is the 2nd book in a trilogy)

The Mayflower
The Mayflower & the Pilgrims' New World

PBS American Experience: We Shall Remain: After the Mayflower

Desparate Crossing
Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of the Mayflower

Stories of the PilgrimsStories of the Pilgrims

The Mayflower Secret

The Mayflower Secret

Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower's Mary Chilton
Almost Home: A Story Based on the Life of the Mayflower's Mary Chilton

Myles Standish

The Adventurous Life of Myles Standish and the Amazing-but-True Survival Story of Plymouth Colony 

First ThanksgivingAnimated Hero Classics: William Bradford and the First Thanksgiving

Dear America: A Journey to the New World

 

Squanto
Squanto: A Warrior’s Tale (not accurate though!)
Netflix
Amazon Instant Video

BrainPOP

Thanksgiving
1621


   

Colonial House
PBS Colonial House

We Shall Remain

We Shall Remain part 1: After the Mayflower (free online)
Amazon Instant Video

Colonial Living
Colonial Living A detailed book about the day to day things and tasks of colonial life – a good reference book

 

1622  

 

       
1623  

 

   

 

 
1624            
1625

Loyal in Love: Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I (A Queens of England Novel)
Loyal in Love: Henrietta Maria, Queen of Charles I (A Queens of England Novel)

 

  Charles I Charles I
Charles I (Classic Reprint)

Free at the Baldwin Project
Free at Google Books

 

Horrible Histories King Charles I Wedding

 

1626           Early Settlers of New England (Salem 1626-1629)
1627  

 

    Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627
Jahanara: Princess of Princesses, India, 1627
 
1628  

 

       
1629  

 

       
1630            
1631 Shadow Princess: A NovelShadow Princess: A Novel 3rd book in a trilogy

 

       
1632

 

 

Galileo's Daughter
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

The Medici
The Medici: Power vs. Truth (PBS)  
Giorgio Vasari writes a book to define the Renaissance; Galileo pursues his scientific studies with the support of the Medici family.
Netflix streaming
Amazon Instant Video

Diego Velazquez
Diego Velazquez

Galileo
Along Came Galileo (order)

Or
Starry Messenger
Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei Have at home (picture book)

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

Animated Hero Classics
Animated Hero Classics: Galileo

 

BrainPOP

Galileo Galilei


1633  

 

  A History of Britain: The British Wars 1603-1649  
1634  

 

   

 

Rembrandt
Rembrandt (Getting to Know the World's Greatest Artists) Library
720 L

 

Horrible Histories: King Charles I Punishments

 

1635            
1636 Ruins of Lace
Ruins of Lace
         
1637            
1638

Mary's Land
Mary's Land

     

The Puritan TwinsThe Puritan Twins
Free at Google Books
Otter's rating: 5 stars

Note: There are some outdated references to a black child (slave) in the story like n*gger and blackamoor, etc.

Kristina: The Girl King, Sweden, 1638
Kristina: The Girl King, Sweden, 1638

 
1639  

 

       
1640            
1641

 

    The Whipping Boy
The Whipping Boy
Prince Brat and the Whipping boy
Prince Brat & The Whipping Boy
1642

The Scarlett Letter
The Scarlet Letter (free for Kindle)

Set in 17th-century Puritan Salem, Massachusetts during the years 1642 to 1649

 

 

 

The Scarlett Letter

The Scarlett Letter

1934 version at Netflix
 

 

1643            
1644 The Midwife's Tale: A Mystery
The Midwife's Tale: A Mystery
         
1645  

 

   

Robert Boyle
Robert Boyle: Trailblazer of Science 

The Minister's Daughter
The Minister's Daughter

 
1646            
1647            
1648 Caribbee
Caribbee

 

   

 

 
1649

The Traitor's Wife: A Novel
The Traitor's Wife: A Novel

 

 

CromwellCromwell

To Kill a King
To Kill a King – 1645
Netflix streaming

A History of Britain: Revolutions 1649-1689

Monarchy
Monarchy: Cromwell The King Killer

Netflix streaming

The English Civil War - Oliver Cromwell

John Winthrop, Oliver Cromwell, and the Land of Promise
John Winthrop, Oliver Cromwell, and the Land of Promise

 

 

1650 Peony in Love: A Novel
Peony in Love: A Novel
     

The Dark Frigate

The Dark Frigate

Horrible History Slimy Stuarts YouTube Playlist

There's a mix of Charles I, Charles II and Cromwell videos in this playlist. They are fun!
1651            
1652            
1653        

I, Coriander
I, Coriander

Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets, Massachusetts - Rhode Island, 1653
Weetamoo: Heart of the Pocassets, Massachusetts - Rhode Island, 1653

 
1654  

 

       
1655

The Blood of Flowers: A Novel
The Blood of Flowers: A Novel This novel is set in the 17th century with no specific date

     

Vermeer
Johannes Vermeer 

Terror of the Spanish Main
Terror of the Spanish Main: Sir Henry Morgan and His Buccaneers

 

1656            
1657            
1658            
1659

The Hangman's Daughgter
The Hangman's Daughter

         
1660 Forever Amber
Forever Amber
The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale
The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale
 

Charles II

Charles II
Charles II: The Power & the Passion (preview)

Monarchy
Monarchy: The Return of the King

The Tinker's Daughter: A Story Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan
The Tinker's Daughter: A Story Based on the Life of Mary Bunyan

Traitor in the Tower

Traitor in the Tower

Horrible Histories - Charles II: King of Bling

 

Horrible Histories Oliver Cromwell and Charles the 2nd

 

Horrible Histories Charles II meets the man who tries to steal the crown jewels

 

1661

Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV
Before Versailles: A Novel of Louis XIV

Mistress of the Sun: A Novel
Mistress of the Sun: A Novel

    Charles the Second of England
History of King Charles the Second of England
(Free Kindle edition)
Free at Google Books
Free at the Baldwin Project
 
1662 The Beggar King: A Hangman's Daughter Tale
The Beggar King: A Hangman's Daughter Tale
The Golden Tulip: A Novel
The Golden Tulip: A Novel
       
1663 The Orphanmaster
The Orphanmaster
       

Three Musketeers

Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers(Disney) Set in the 17th century – no particular date

1664 To Dance with Kings: A Novel
To Dance with Kings: A Novel
       

 

1665      

Girl with a pearl earringGirl with a Pearl Earring

Netflix
 

 

1666

Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague
Year of Wonders: A Novel of the Plague

 

The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale
The Poisoned Pilgrim: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

 

Isaac Newton
A&E Sir Isaac Newton: The Gravity of Genius
Amazon

Newton's Dark Secrets
Nova: Newton’s Dark Secrets
Netflix
Online at PBS for free

Great Fire of London The Untold Story

Great Fire Of London: Great Events

Great Fire Of London: Great Events

Duncan's WarDuncan's War (Crown and Covenant #1)

Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion
Isaac Newton and the Laws of Motion (Inventions and Discovery series)

 

The Ocean of Truth
The Ocean Of Truth: The Story Of Sir Isaac Newton


BrainPOP
Isaac Newton

The Great Fire of London Playmobil video

 


1667

 

 

 

 

Hasty PuddingHasty Pudding, Johnnycakes, and Other Good Stuff: Cooking in Colonial America Library

Little Pilgrim's Progress

Little Pilgrim's Progress: From John Bunyan's Classic

This story is adapted for children from John Bunyan's classic which he wrote around this time.

Puritan Family of New England

John BunyanTorchlighters: The John Bunyan Story Amazon rental or purchase

1668


      Despite All ObstaclesDespite All Obstacles: La Salle and the Conquest of the Mississippi (Great Explorers)
1668/1678
 
1669            
1670 Dark Angels: A Novel
Dark Angels: A Novel
         
1671       Vatel
Amazon
 

 

1672            
1673      

The First ChurchillsThe First Churchills (during King Charles II’s reign and beyond)– schedule series out if interested
Netflix streaming

Amazon Instant Video
 

 

1674            
1675 The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II
The Countess and the King: A Novel of the Countess of Dorchester and King James II
         
1676 Emilie's Voice: A Novel
Emilie's Voice: A Novel
         
1677 CAPTIVES, 1677:THE STORY OF BENJAMIN AND MARTHA WAITE
CAPTIVES, 1677:THE STORY OF BENJAMIN AND MARTHA WAITE
         
1678            
1679            
1680            
1681

      The World of William Penn
The World of William Penn

 

1682


    Peter the Great Peter the Great
Peter the Great

Horrible Histories: Royal Pain

Time Warp Trio: What’s So Great About Peter

1683          

BrainPOP

Slavery

1684            
1685            
1686

Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II (Novel of the Stuarts)
Royal Sisters: The Story of the Daughters of James II (Novel of the Stuarts)

     

The Escape
The Escape: The Adventures of Three Huguenot Children Fleeing Persecution

Preview

This book is about Huguenots:

Escape Across the Wide Sea

Escape Across the Wide Sea
 
1687

 

    Monarchy
Monarchy: The Glorious Revolution
- 1688
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
 
1688            
1689  

 

 

     
1690

 

     

Madeleine Takes Command
Madeleine Takes Command (Living History Library)

Read my review

 
1691            
1692

The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel
The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel

   

Salem witch trials
Salem Witch Trials
(T.V. 2 part mini-series)
Netflix streaming
Amazon

Salem witch trials
In Search of History: Salem Witch Trials
Netflix streaming

Handel
Handel at the Court of Kings

1685-1759

The Salem Witch TrialsThe Salem Witch Trials: An Unsolved Mystery from History

A Break with Charity
A Break with Charity: A Story about the Salem Witch Trials

Witches: The absolutely true tale of disaster in Salem

Witches: The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem

 

HORRIBLE HISTORIES - Witchfinders Direct
1693        

Vivaldi
I, Vivaldi
(about his childhood) Reader
1678-1741

library
 
1694            
1695            
1696        

Bach
Sebastian Bach, The Boy from Thuringia
1685-1750

 
1697            
1698            
1699        

Hostage on the Nighthawk

Hostage on the Nighthawk

 
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