1401 CE to 1500 CE
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-08 14:36
Expert analysis of a 15th century Venetian painting by Giorgione shows that the artist changed the subject's clothing style from that of a "seductive female" to more modest dress.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-08-05 14:50
A medieval silver grooming implement discovered earlier this year by a metal detectorist, has been declared treasure by the Hatfield Coroner's Court.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-07-17 22:27
Ismail Shah, the ruler who converted Iran from Sunni to Shia Islam, was born on July 17, 1487.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-07-05 13:44
A 14th Century hall in on the banks of the River Welland in Lincolnshire that was restored with a UK£600,000 lottery grant is reopening as an art gallery and museum. It will contain 10 galleries, including the history of the local fens and how the landscape was created by drainage and reclamation.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-30 09:57
The French captured the city of Bordeaux on June 30, 1451.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-24 10:12
King Henry VI of England founded Eton College on June 24, 1441.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-22 10:57
On June 22, 1400, Owain Glyndwr and his allies defeated in the English in the Battle of Bryn Glas.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-10 13:08
Multispectrum imaging has recently revealed a series of "under drawings" beneath the paint of Leonard Da Vinci's famous Adoration of the Magi, including one drawing of an elephant.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-06-05 22:04
The mystery continues. After years of testing, Spanish researchers are claming that their country possesses the bones of explorer Christopher Columbus.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-02 22:59
King Henry V of England married Catherine of Valois, the French king's niece, on June 2, 1420, in an effort to consolidate power over both nations.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-01 11:08
On June 1, 1494, Friar John Cor created the first written record of a batch of Scotch whiskey.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-05-29 18:31
Orthodox Christian Constantinople fell to the Turks on May 29, 1453, a date that some historians consider the end of the Middle Ages.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-23 16:10
A website gives examples, both text and graphical, of English patents and grants of arms awarded in the 14th and 15th centuries.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-05-21 11:21
On May 21, 1420, the Treaty of Troyes was concluded between England and France. Its terms included Henry V of England's betrothal to Catherine de Valois of France.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-05-13 19:07
An action group has been formed to save a hillside pasture near Knighton, Powys, Wales from the gavel. The 30-acre field is the site of the Pilleth Battlefield where Welsh rebel Owain Glyndwr clashed with English soldiers in 1402.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-05-04 17:13
Edward IV of York defeated the Lancastrian army at the Battle of Tewkesbury on May 4, 1471.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-05-03 14:24
On May 3, 1469, Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine political theorist, was born.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-02 14:08
Archaeologists from Humber Field Archaeology have unearthed "revealing traces of substantial medieval buildings 'which could prove to be an inn which may have welcomed pilgrims who journeyed far and wide to visit the historic town.'"
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-29 10:03
On April 29, 1429, Joan of Arc attacked the besieging English at Orleans.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-18 10:09
Lucrezia Borgia, the daughter of a future Pope and his mistress, was born on April 18, 1480.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-15 11:11
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. He became the prototype of the "Renaissance Man."
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-04-14 11:49
The Battle of Barnet, fought on April 14, 1471 near London, was a major victory for the Yorkist Edward IV in the English Wars of the Roses.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2006-04-12 14:49
Dragon Hall, a 15th Century trading hall has been re-opened in Norwich after a UK₤2 million restoration.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-08 13:32
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Lorenzo de Medici, called "The Magnificent."
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-04-07 15:23
The site of a new town in Grafenwöhr, Germany, for U.S. soldiers and their families, was once a medieval village and later boasted a guest house where tourists came to watch the Bavarian army train on a nearby range.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-03-25 17:52
Archaeologists excavating a crypt beneath a 14th century cathedral in Frombork, Poland, believe they may have found the skull of the revolutionary astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-03-12 16:40
A fifteenth century mural of a flimsily-clad woman discovered beneath the floor of Virgin's Tower of the residence of the Bishop of Bath and Wells has sparked a great deal of interest among researchers who wonder about the meaning of the painting.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-03-10 15:35
Conservation experts are drawing up plans to preserve medieval works of art at a Yorkshire cathedral and display them to a global audience.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-08 23:30
Radar technology will be used to aid archaeological work on Edinburgh's Royal Mile. Researchers hope to discover such historical buildings as Edinburgh's Tollbooth and Tyne Gaol.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-03-08 19:53
A silver French coin, inscribed in Latin, has been discovered in the keel of the medieval ship found in Newport. Researchers believe this proves that the ship was French in origin.