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Questions tagged [1600s]

Referring to period 1600 to 1699.

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Why is the Queen Anne flintlock pistol named after Queen Anne? [closed]

Why is the Queen Anne flintlock pistol named after Queen Anne? She didn't reign until the early 1700's, and the pistol was created about 50 years before?
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How much cheaper were flintlocks than wheellocks?

When flintlock firearms came out (they had been around since the 16th century, flintlock muskets only became "the mainstay of European armies between 1660 and 1840"), they were simpler to make and to ...
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How much did Native Americans steal from the Pilgrims? [closed]

In Of Plymouth Plantation, William Bradford mentions one instance of Native Americans stealing Pilgrims' tools while they were eating dinner. The tools were later returned after negotiating with ...
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What are the historical inaccuracies in Repin's “Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks”?

Russian Wikipedia says this about "Запорожцы пишут письмо турецкому султану" ("Reply of the Zaporozhian Cossacks to Sultan Mehmed IV of the Ottoman Empire") painting by Ilya Repin: После первого ...