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  • Tags: 1450-1700

Illustrious Providences.jpg
Rev. Increase Mather frequently wrote on the role of divine providence in natural disasters and phenomenon. He preached on the need for his congregation to rededicate themselves to their covenant with God and used disaster narratives as evidence of…

JamaicaEarthquakes.JPG
This is an image of the title page of the Rev. Thomas Doolittle’s 1693 pamphlet on the natural causes of earthquakes and the providential meanings of them. He, like many religious leaders and laypeople alike, …

Port Royal 1692.jpg
This image appeared on a broadside published in London not long after an earthquake and its tsunami devastrated the town of Port Royal on 7 June 1692. Based on a firsthand account of the event by an Englsh ship captain, the image includes details…

Elborough_Robert-Londons_calamity_by_fire_bewailed-Wing-E320-1091_08-p1.pdf
London's Calamity by Fire Bewailed and Improved in a Sermon was preached in 1666 by the Reverend Robert Elborough, the pastor of St. Laurence Pountney, immediately after the Great Fire, which destroyed his church. The displaced minister described the…

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In response to the plague outbreak in Northern Italy between 1629 and 1631, King Phillip IV of Spain enacted strict measures to prevent its spread into his own kingdom. Issued in 1630, this proclamation restricted entry into Spain to those with a…

Janeway Tken for Mariners.pdf
A Token for Marinerswas a popular anthology of shipwreck stories that went through six editions (under different titles) in London and Boston between 1674 and 1708. Its author was James Janeway, a nonconformist London clergyman. Janeway presented his…
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