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Period History

Type in a day of the year and get a very comprehensive list of events that occurred on that day throughout history. You can also do word searches, which is real handy considering the huge amount of very diverse information that this site contains.
http://www.othertimelines.com/index.htm

Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Society and Museum in Key West, Florida.
http://www.melfisher.org/

History Buff Library. The defeat of the Spanish armada. http://www.historybuff.com/library/refspain.html

Art history resources on the web. 17th-Century Baroque Art http://arthistoryresources.net/ARTHbaroque.html#Baroque

The Spanish History Index is made of different pages which are always under construction. You will find Virtual Resources produced in Spain together with world-wide Resources dealing with history of Spain.
http://vlib.iue.it/hist-spain/

This is actually a book review for Guide Rating and Review for Reading Inca History by Catherine Julien. The book chronicals the efforts of the 16th and 17th century Spanish conquistadors to stamp out the heritical religion of the Inca. In the process of doing so, they created a detailed record of the their geneaology, religion and culture.
http://archaeology.about.com/library/read/bljulien.htm?iam=dpile_1&terms=+17th++century++spanish++history

The hub for the All The King's men webring. A ring dedicated to warfare in the 17th and early 18th century for Historical and Living History Sites.
http://u.webring.com/hub?ring=kingsmen&id=2&hub

Flags of the World website. This page has Spanish historical Flags from 1785-1931 Kingdom of Spain until 1931, Spanish Republic 1873-1874. You never dreamed that Spain had so many variations of flags for different purposes. http://www.crwflags.com/fotw/flags/es-18-19.html


Spanish Treasure

The Mel Fisher Maritime Heritage Museum. Not only does this site contain information about the Nuestra Senora de Atocha and our namesake, the Santa Margarita, but it also contains a wealth of information on other wrecks and the efforts being made to revover and conserve them.
http://www.melfisher.org/

A commercial company offering reproductions of coins from shipwrecks, including the Atocha and the 1715 Fleet. They also have artifacts, books and auctions.
http://www.atochajewelry.com/

A nice accounting of the fate of the 1715 Spanish plate fleet.
http://www.1715fleetsociety.com/index.html

A company offering authentic Atocha coins recovered by Mel Fisher from the shipwreck of the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha."
http://www.newworldtreasures.com/

Yet another commercial company selling Atocha coins.
http://www.atocha.com/

Bob "Frogfoot" Weller 1715 Fleet Treasure Hunter Has Found More Treasure than anyone. Come treasure hunt with Frogfoot on his exciting adventure with the 1715 fleet along a stretch of beach close to Cape Kennedy.
http://www.1715fleet.com/

El Cazador's shipwreck was lost in the northern Gulf in 1784, found in 1993! The wreck that changed the world, Grand Bays mini Museum. Mobile Alabama.
http://www.elcazador.com/

The Spanish Armada of 1588: An invasion that nearly succeeded- how the Army of Flanders almost conquered England.
http://www.theotherside.co.uk/tm-heritage/background/span-armada.htm

The Nuestra Senora del Rosario is the sister ship of the Atocha and the Santa Margarita. This is an article by the Florida State University Underwater Archaeology Project - The 1622 Spanish Treasure Fleet Disaster in the Dry Tortugas: Investigations of the possible Nuestra Senora del Rosario and the Swivel Gun.
http://www.anthro.fsu.edu/research/uw/research/ships/rosario.html

An article by the 1988 Florida State University Field School - he 1733 Spanish Treasure Fleet Shipwrecks in the Florida Keys.
http://www.anthro.fsu.edu/research/uw/research/ships/spanish_treasure/spanish_treasure.html

Spanish Main Treasure Company was founded by Captain Carl E. Fismer in 1980. Since its inception, SMTC has salvaged artifacts and sunken treasure from shipwrecks around the world.
http://www.nvo.com/treasure/homepage/

The Spanish Treasure Fleets of 1715 and 1733: Disasters Strike at Sea.
http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/twhp/wwwlps/lessons/129shipwrecks/


Heraldry

This is actually a link to a page which contains a lot of other heraldry and related links.
http://www.castlesontheweb.com/search/Heraldry/

Heraldry & the Parts of a Coat of Arms. Provides a nice concise explaination of the various parts that make a coat of arms as well as a primer on heraldry in general.
http://www.fleurdelis.com/coatofarms.htm

Another page that contains nothing but links. All the links are to clipart images for heraldry.
http://www.digiserve.com/heraldry/clipart.htm

A site devoted to heraldry (the study of coats of arms) of all forms and in all places. Related topics: titles, nobility, knighthood, national emblems, royalty.
http://www.heraldica.org/

This is a page from a commercial site. International Coats of Arms offers organizations with promotional products. Custom designed lapel pins and chains of office are their specialty. This particular page has a very nice explaination of the differences between a flag, a badge and a full armorial achievement.
http://www.swyrich.com/ica/coats.html

Yet another page of links to heraldry sites. This one is provided by The Society for Creative Anachronism, Inc.
http://www.sca.org/heraldry/welcome.html


Pirates

Home page for Central Florida Pirate Festival
http://www.piratefair.com/default.htm

The Pirate Magazine
http://www.noquartergiven.net

Pirates of the Caribbean -- The Official Website.
http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/pirates/

Pirates Site - Offers many facts on pirates in the 17th and 18th centuries.
http://www.piratesinfo.com/

Piracy - Wikipedia - This article is about nautical piracy.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pirate

Pirates Homepage - Includes biographies of famous pirates, stories, poems, and a summary of RL Stevenson's "Treasure Island".
http://www.rochedalss.eq.edu.au/pirates/

Pirates (National Geographic) - History, Pictures, Information, Maps, and Game. Learn the histories of famous pirates - Blackbeard, Black Bart, Henry Morgan, and Captain Kidd. Play a game by guessing pirate captains, ships, and treasures.
http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pirates/

Pirates of the Spanish Main is the world's first constructible strategy game! Mateys, there's danger and treasure to be found -- so build you ships, sharpen your cutlass, and set your sails for open waters.
http://www.wizkidsgames.com/pirates/

Pirate Image Archive - Offers images of famous pirates, battles, and their ships.
http://beej.us/pirates/index.html

History of Piracy - How piracy/pirates affected government, life, trade, etc. A big picture for piracy, divided into Ancient times, Roman times...
http://webtech.kennesaw.edu/jcheek3/pirates.htm

The Pirate's Realm - famous pirates, pirate history, pirate infoLearn about famous pirates, their ships, weapons, crew and travels.
http://www.thepiratesrealm.com/

Piracy has existed since the earliest times sailors put to sea. However, most Americans when asked about pirates probably picture the Caribbean pirates of the seventeenth through nineteenth centuries. Stories of characters like Blackbeard and Henry Morgan, along with legends of their hidden treasure, continue to fascinate us.
http://www.pibburns.com/pirates.htm

Battlefield Pirates - Sail the sea's ye scurvy dog in this realistic Pirate mod of the game Battlefield 1942. Pirates mod is a full conversion of Battlefield 1942 and more recently, Battlefield 2 by Electronic Arts and Digital Illusions Inc.
http://www.bfpirates.com/

Welcome to Pirate's Dinner Adventure ~ The World's Most Unique ...A family dinner show with special effects, aerial artistry and swordplay. Location: Orlando, Florida."
http://www.piratesdinneradventure.com/florida/index.html

Pirates Magazine Online - Throughout these pages in the coming months you’ll find information on upcoming issues of Pirates Magazines, exclusive web only articles, links to favorite ...
http://www.piratesmagazine.com/

Defiant Women Pirates - Gives detailed biographies of the most famous women pirates.
http://members.tripod.com/cathreese/DefiantWomen/pirates/

Pirates of the Caribbean, in Fact and Fiction - Pirates of the Caribbean offers an historical look at Piracy. It should not be confused with Disney's theme park attractions or movie.
http://blindkat.hegewisch.net/pirates/pirates.html

Pirates of The Bahamas - Offers a look at the history of pirates, focusing on Blackbeard, Anne Bonny, and Roger Vane.
http://www.geographia.com/Bahamas/pirates01.htm

Pirates of the Spanish MainContains information on piracy in general, notorious pirates, shipwrecks, treasures, piracy literature, artwork, and games.
http://sonic.net/~press/

Welcome to the one and only, official, accept-no-substitutes Talk Like A Pirate Day Web site.
http://www.talklikeapirate.com/piratehome.html

Legends - Pirates and PrivateersExploring Legends in History, Folklore, Literature, Fiction, and the Arts.
http://legends.duelingmodems.com/pirates/

Famous Historical Pirates - According to Daniel Defoe in his "General History of the Robberies and Murders of the Most Notorious Pyrates", the pirates were especially brutal to the ...
http://www.kipar.org/piratical-resources/pirate-fame.html

Other Merrymaking

Home page for Central Florida Pirate Festival
http://www.piratefair.com/default.htm

Since 1922, Chasco Fiesta has honored the romantic legend intertwining the lives of a Spanish boy and girl, a priest and the Calusa Indian tribe who captured them after defeating a Spanish expedition. According to the story, the boy and girl were later wed as Queen Chasco and her consort Pithla. Today, Florida's Native American heritage is revered, as evidenced by this annual event honoring West Pasco's tribes. Experience Chasco Fiesta!
http://www.chascofiesta.com/

Home page for the Festival of States.
http://www.festivalofstates.com/index.html

Springtime Tallahassee is an annual event held in the month of March in Tallahassee, Florida, USA celebrating Tallahasee's history and culture.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Springtime_Tallahassee

Mardi Gras - NOLA.com/mardigras.com - Provides news, parade schedules, chat, and French Quarter information. Also features live Mardi Gras web casts.
http://www.mardigras.com/

Mardi Gras - A complete list of Mardi Gras related links. If you can't find you Mardi Gras information here, it hasn't been published on the Web.
http://www.mglinks.com/

This webpage bills itself as your guide to the French Quarter and the city of New Orleans...
http://www.frenchquarter.com/

The "flagship" festival in Fort Walton Beach is the Billy Bowlegs Festival. Although you may attend all the festivals, Billy Bowlegs is the one that should capture your participation.
http://www.fwbchamber.org/BillyBowlegs/index.html

A pretty comprehensive list of events occuring in Key West.
http://www.keywestweb.com/calendar.php

Arrrgh Mateys! Pirates in Paradise Festival invades Key West every November-December weekend. It is 4 Days of Pure Piratical Escapades Celebrating Key West's Rich & Colorful Maritime Heritage. Raise Yer Flag, Grab Yer Mate and Join Us in Celebrating the Golden Age of Sail & Seafaring Adventure!
http://www.piratesinparadise.com/

Ybor City, Tampa, Florida - Street festival in Ybor City. Cigar Museum And Visitor Center... Gasparilla Night Parade. Guavaween - various daytime events and nighttime parade in October. Rough Rider's St. Patrick's Night Parade - illuminated nighttime parade that takes place a Saturday night in March. Sant'Yago Knight Parade - illuminated nighttime parade that takes place a Saturday night in February. Tampa Cigar Heritage Festival.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ybor_City


Period Costumes

Costume Research Sites:

Costume History at The Costumer's Manifesto - Western Costume History by Period: 17th Century.
http://www.costumes.org/history/100pages/17thlinks.htm

17th Century Baroque Fashion, 1600-1627.
http://www.marquise.de/en/1600/index.shtml

A selected site from the costume webring. It contains a lot of 'how to' information in the creation of 16th and 17th century clothing.
http://www.vertetsable.com/

Period Shoe Sites:

Boots by Bohemond. Fine crafted Cavalier Boots, pouches and excellent looking drinking horns. Most items are from the Reneissance period, but are usable for later periods.
http://www.highfiber.com/~bohemond/Bootshop/cav.html

This company offers handcrafted period shoes. These look just like shoes you would be likely to see in a painting of the period.
http://www.batashoemuseum.com/shoesections/rococo.html

A maker of historically accurate footwear. A British company.
http://www.plantagenetshoes.freeserve.co.uk/

Footwear of the middle ages. An ongoing examination of the history and development of footwear and shoemaking techniques up to the end of the Sixteenth Century.
http://www.personal.utulsa.edu/~marc-carlson/shoe/SHOEHOME.HTM

Bald Mountain Moccasin and Dreamshoes in the leather buisness since 1970. Makers of custom designed and fitted moccasins and boots. Dreamshoes are ready to wear leather shoes available for on-line internet purchase. Offering a variety of leather products in 8 colors with stamped designs: Agendas, Address books, Checkbook covers, Journals, Belt Pouches, Belts and more. Bald Mountain sells at Renaissance Festivals year round across the USA.
http://www.dreamshoes.com/

JAMES E. GRANVILLE: We produce quality standard and custom footwear styles ranging from 5000 year old designs to 16th century and leather accessories.
http://www.nativearth.net/

Misc. Costume Sites:

1ABC Store. Pirate Costumes, Flags, Sword and Collectibles. You'll find pirate weapons, costumes, Jolly Roger, Pirate Flags, Swords, Collectibles, Cutlasses, Hats, Pistols, Blunderbuss, Cannon, and more.
http://store.yahoo.com/gun-sword/pirate.html

Some nice examples of captain style costumes. These are a 18th century, British style.
http://www.authenticwardrobe.com/Pirate/pirate.html

Lots of pirate stuff, including flags, pirate scarves, pirate pins, note cards and T-shirts.
http://www.noquartergiven.net/merchant.htm

The Merchants and Smugglers page from the No Quarter Given website. Lots of links to all sorts of vendors.
http://www.noquartergiven.net/merchant.htm

Weapons and Armour Sites:

A commercial site that offers blades for costume, decoration, and staged combat. They have a large selection of broadswords, longswords, daggers, axes, and polearms.
http://www.starfireswords.com/

Another company that offers Medieval, Fantasy, and Renaissance Swords , armor, costumes, gifts, etc.
http://www.armsofvalour.com/miva/merchant.mv

A company providing the armour for the 'discerning customer'.
All their armour is hand crafted.
http://members.tripod.com/~crimsonhammer/index.html

A website for a company that produces replicas of weapons and armor.
http://www.armor.com/

By the Sword, Inc. "Fine quality reproductions for the serious collector and re-enactor." This company produces a plethera of products. Swords, shields, armour, etc. You want it, they've got it. Everything from Roman up to WWII. Judging from the pictures at least, everything seems to be of very good quality.
http://www.by-the-sword.com/

Many links to websites that produce reproductions of medieval and renaissance armor, swords, costumes, clothing, jewelry, etc.
http://historymedren.about.com/library/gift/blrepro.htm?iam=dpile_1&terms=+costume++swords


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