1401 CE to 1500 CE
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-10-13 09:17
The 600-year-old bronze silhouette of a snarling dog has stumped experts who are trying to puzzle out its use. Weathervane? "Beware of Dog" sign? They aren't sure what to make of the crudely cut image, unearthed by Tees Archaeology.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-10-05 15:23
"At Home in Renaissance Italy," on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum through January 7, reveals the Renaissance interior's central role in the flourishing of Italian art and culture by providing an innovative three-dimensional view of the Italian Renaissance home, presented as object-filled spaces that bring the period to life.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2006-10-04 07:34
View 253 digitised Renaissance festival books (selected from over 2,000 in the British Library's collection) that describe the magnificent festivals and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-10-03 14:27
The readeption of previously deposed King Henry VI of England occurred on October 3, 1470. The mentally ill king had to be led by the hand during the celebratory parade.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-10-01 12:13
On October 1, 1478, plague returned to the city of Florence.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:00
"Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design," a new exhibition exploring how Leonardo da Vinci thought on paper, is on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum through January 7.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-16 10:42
Skeletons bearing evidence of terrible injuries have been discovered beneath the floor of a dining hall in the North Yorkshire town of Towton, site of the longest and bloodiest battle ever fought in England.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-09-09 15:21
Love Spain but can't afford the plane fare? Visit the virtual walking tour of the Alhambra.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-08-29 11:50
Edward IV of England invaded France on August 29, 1475, a few years after eliminating Lancastrian resistance at the Battle of Tewkesbury.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-08 15:36
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 15:50
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 23:27
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 14:44
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 10:57
The French captured the city of Bordeaux on June 30, 1451.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-06-24 11:12
King Henry VI of England founded Eton College on June 24, 1441.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-22 11:57
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 14:08
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 23:04
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 23:59
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 12:08
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 19:31
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 17:10
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 12:21
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 20:07
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 18:13
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 15:24
On May 3, 1469, Niccolo Machiavelli, Florentine political theorist, was born.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-05-02 15:08
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 11:03
On April 29, 1429, Joan of Arc attacked the besieging English at Orleans.
Submitted by Ursula on Tue, 2006-04-18 11:09
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 12:11
Leonardo Da Vinci was born on April 15, 1452. He became the prototype of the "Renaissance Man."