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17th century Puritan physician incurred the wrath of Alexander Leighton King Charles I for publishing a pamphlet denouncing bishops, and was sentenced by his Star Chamber to public whipping, branding, and having his ears cut off?
in the late
17th century, the ( staveless runes ) of rune stone pictured Scandinavia were purported to be the origin of stenography?
17th century , a Jean Gery French deserter, later served as a guide and translator for the Spanish in North America?
17th century, was treated by pouring hot oil into wounds to penetrating trauma cauterize damaged blood vessels?
17th century in Biaroza monastery Biaroza, Belarus, has in its time been adapted into military barracks and a prison, and currently its ruins are an important baroque relic in the town?
17th century was one of many buildings destroyed by the Field Cathedral of the Polish Army Luftwaffe during the Warsaw Uprising, and was restored to its former glory between 1946 and 1960?
when William Williams died collecting the
fern Alpine Woodsia (pictured) in 1861, his body was found at the foot of the cliff where the species was first found in the 17th century?
Tycho Brahe calculated products quickly using , a Prosthaphaeresis 17th century algorithm exploiting trigonometric identities?
were organized by Cotswold Games Robert Dover as a protest against Puritanism in the early 17th century?
all of the publications of
17th century Milanese historian were listed on the Gregorio Leti ?
Index Librorum Prohibitorum a
17th century Polish politician held the office of Mikołaj Sienicki marshal of the Sejm nine times and was called a 'Polish Demosthenes' for his oratory skills?
in the Anglo-Turkish piracy 17th century led to the enslavement of Catholic captives in North Africa, who could sometimes be liberated through a ransom?
aiguillettes (pictured) are decorative tags or tips for cord or ribbon, usually of gold and sometimes set with gemstones or enameled, used to decorate 16th and 17th century clothing and hats?
17th century Russian diplomat Pyotr Ivanovich Potemkin (pictured) is reputed to have insisted on lying in bed during an audience with the King of Denmark, who was himself confined to his bed, to demonstrate equality between Russia and Denmark?
Bhima Devi Temple Complex (pictured) in Haryana, India, includes the restored ruins of a Hindu temple dated from the 8th to 11th century AD and Pinjore Gardens from the 17th century?
, a Joost van Dyk 17th century Dutch privateer and occasional pirate and slaver, established the first permanent European settlements in the British Virgin Islands?
was a Yamada Nagamasa Japanese adventurer who played a key military role in 17th century Thailand?
, a Sigismondo d'India 17th century Italian composer, produced music in nearly all the forms of the day, including monody, madrigal and motet?
was a well-known Joseph Haines London song-and-dance man, comedian, and eccentric in the 17th century?
17th century London printer printed the Nicholas Okes first quartos of Shakespeare's and King Lear ?
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