Modern Church History

17th Century

1605
Gunpowder plot
1607
Founding of Jamestown
1608
John Smyth baptizes self in Amsterdam
1611
King James Bible
1618
Synod of Dort
1618
Thirty Year's War begins
1620
Mayflower Covenant
1630
Puritan migration to New World begins
1636
Roger Williams founds Rhode Island
1637
Descartes' Discourse on Method
1638
Harvard College founded
1641
Comenius driven from homeland
1642
Civil War in England
1646
Westminster Confession
1653
Cromwell's Protectorate begins
1656
Quakers persecuted in Massachusetts
1660
First Quaker Peace Statement
1678
Pilgrim's Progress first edition
1685
Bach and Handel born
1685
Revocation of Edict of Nantes
1689
Tolerance in England
1690
Locke's Essay
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