Cases of Conscience... by Increase Mather, President of Harvard College at Cambridge, & Teacher of a Church at Boston in New-England. © 1693.
|International: 1685: Edict of Fontainebleau / Spielvogel: Louis XIV & wife Mme de Maintenon order the destruction of Huguenot churches & closing of Protestant schools in France. 500,000+ seek asylum in England, the United Provinces, Denmark, Germany & the United States. The confessor is François de la Chaise. Their silk, plate glass, silversmithing, cabinet-making industries are relocated. Cotton Mather of the Salem Witch Trials publishes Memorable Providences Relating to Witchcraft a.k.a Magnalia Christi at Boston in 1689. In it is an excerpt of an Irish woman who he condemns to death in English court. He admits she knows no English. Mather sells Deer Island to millionaire John Jacob Asters fur merchant Jacques Cartier. 1689-1696: War of Augsburg / King Williams War / Treaty of Utrecht: establishes Britains commercial & maritime ascendancy over other Imperial nations. British Carribean imports 20,000 slaves a year. Liverpool a huge slave port. Sir Anthony Astley Cooper, Third Earl of Shaftesbury becomes obsessd with climbing mountain ranges, calling it sublime: latin high exalted, a quality of transcendent greatness. Spanish Jesuits build missions in Baja California & enslave the natives. The Commanche & Apache destroy them. José de Baños y Sotomayor, comisario of Guatemalas Inquisition writes the Mexican Office of the Inquisition in 1695 of mujersillas de mal vivir: worthless women who live evil lives. M. de Saint Alban of the Parliament of Toulouse discovers that his wife, who hed interred, has survived her premature burial. England invades India & destroys the Mughal Empire.|