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or Room for a Ram Head. Witty pamphlet published in 1642 of a discourse between a wife and her philandering husband. Some nice basic costume details here. Clearly shown are the shape of the woman…

PORTRAIT OF ADMIRAL VAN GALLEN. FROM THE ‘FAITHFUL POST,’ 1653.

PORTRAIT OF ADMIRAL VAN GALLEN. FROM THE ‘FAITHFUL POST,’ 1653.

three citizens of the capital on the left in their professional clothes, smart hats with upturned brims, cloaks, doublet and breeches, being offered a bag of money and military service by the three countrymen on the right. You can see they are more parochial, their hat brims turn down, the crowns are more rounded and they are dressed in long coats rather than cloaks and doublets.

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three citizens of the capital on the left in their professional clothes, smart hats with upturned brims, cloaks, doublet and breeches, being offered a bag of money and military service by the three countrymen on the right. You can see they are more parochial, their hat brims turn down, the crowns are more rounded and they are dressed in long coats rather than cloaks and doublets.

PRODIGIOUS MONSTER TAKEN IN THE MOUNTAINS OF ZARDANA IN SPAIN, 1655.

PRODIGIOUS MONSTER TAKEN IN THE MOUNTAINS OF ZARDANA IN SPAIN, 1655.

"You Say You Want a Reformation." Back in what we might call the glory days of the 'War on Terror' - by which I mean that handful of years in which various armchair warriors and big-thinkers tried to manufacture an ideology out of America's post-9/11 trauma - there was this frequent refrain that the 'problem' with the Muslim world was that, unlike Europe, Islam had never had a Reformation. And with the recent resurgence of terrorism punditry, I'm hearing the same idea bandied about again.

You Say You Want a Reformation

"You Say You Want a Reformation." Back in what we might call the glory days of the 'War on Terror' - by which I mean that handful of years in which various armchair warriors and big-thinkers tried to manufacture an ideology out of America's post-9/11 trauma - there was this frequent refrain that the 'problem' with the Muslim world was that, unlike Europe, Islam had never had a Reformation. And with the recent resurgence of terrorism punditry, I'm hearing the same idea bandied about again.

Golem

Recycled woodcuts, part 2

A Declaration of a strange and Wonderfull Monster: Born in Kirkham Parish in Lancashire (London, with a rather wonderful woodcut:

THE VINDICATION OF CHRISTMAS, 1653.

War Against Christmas A caricature from 1653 showing both anti- and pro-Christmas sentiment

Shakespeare's England » Children

Shakespeare's England » Children

The Ranters Ranting (London, 2 December 1650)

Recycled woodcuts, part 2

From "The Ranters Ranting" The Ranters were a religious sect that didn't like the government and were often accused of sexual immorality.

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