Some call it the Baroque Age. This post focuses on history, philosophy, literature, and art and architecture and covers the 1600s and up to 1715, the death of King Louis XIV of France.
Dateline: Virginia, 1625: One thing is certain: the Colony did not want to submit to another company. 32 Virginians signed the petition.
Dateline: 1642: King Charles I in an epistle tells the Virginia colonists that he supports them as they outgrow the restrictive company that seeks to recover its investments. Over 30 men signed this proto-Declaration of Independence that breaks free from the original company. Great for family research.