Renaissance Secrets Online

The Open University and the BBC have banded together to create a website that addresses four historical questions dealing with aspects of the late Middle Ages and Renaissance: Venice, Medicine, the conspiracy to assassinate Queen Elizabeth and Gutenberg. Anyone with an interest in the Renaissance will be drawn to this fascinating website that looks at four secrets of the time. Visitors to the site can read essays on the topics, chat, find lectures or get information on upcoming broadcasts. The topics covered include: the city of Venice, medical care and hospitals, a conspiracy to murder Queen Elizabeth I, and a discussion of Johannes Gutenberg and his invention.

One particularly interesting page lists upcoming lectures and events dealing with period themes such as book printing, Chaucer and witchcraft in Renaissance England.