1401 CE to 1500 CE
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-04-11 07:57
Scientists carrying out tests on the exhumed remains of Agnes Sorel, the mistress of King Charles VII of France, have determined that she was poisoned with a lethal dose of mercury.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-04-10 15:18
"Defining Yongle: Imperial Art in Early Fifteenth-Century China" will be on display at the Florence and Herbert Irving Galleries for Chinese Decorative Arts of the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City through July 10.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-23 08:57
Researchers have now verified the secret that made Venetian Renaissance paintings "appear to glow." Art historian Louisa Matthew discovered that artists traded ideas and materials with dye and glass-makers.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-03-22 18:37
A 15th century cross that once graced the market square in medieval Norwich, England was torn down in 1732 and sold for UK£125. Now archaeologists have uncovered the cross' foundations.
Submitted by Johnnae on Sat, 2005-03-19 14:00
The British Library web site now features William Caxton’s digital images of two editions of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales, probably printed in 1476 and 1483, in an online exhibit called "Treasures in Full: Caxton's Chaucer".
Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 2005-03-17 19:29
A modern-day man from western Germany, whose legal name is Cajus Julius Caesar, says people want to know what kind of precautions he takes on the "Ides of March".
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-03-10 14:00
The Los Angeles Times discusses Italian renaissance cooking with Luigi Ballerini, the former chair of UCLA's Italian department and author of an introduction to The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookbook.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-03-05 17:46
Plans to continue the preservation of a medieval ship owned by the Earl of Warwick have hit another snag. Newport Council members need to raise UK£300,000 a year to keep the ship from being destroyed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-03-04 07:33
French teacher Alisa Dupuy uses her SCA experience to teach her students at John Witherspoon Middle School about life during the French Renaissance.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-24 19:29
The restoration of a renaissance painting, "The Adoration of the Christ Child," may have solved a mystery by revealing a fingerprint and stylistic touches that could tie the work to Leonardo Da Vinci.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-20 14:13
A pair of 15th century "love rings" has been discovered by hobbyists in a metal detector group. The rings bear the inscription "my whole heart."
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-02-07 12:30
This article discusses the Richard III Society, "a quiet army" that is "fighting to clear his good name," and also mentions the De Vere Society and other such organizations.
Submitted by Karen on Sat, 2005-02-05 13:05
"From Filippo Lippi to Piero della Francesca: Fra Carnevale and the Making of a Renaissance Master" will be on display in the Robert Lehman Wing of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through May 1, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-02-03 12:09
Disturbingly fascinating, a collection of plastic sculptures of figures from paintings by Renaissance artist Hiëronymus Bosch can be viewed online.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-02-02 16:32
A treasury of Renaissance woodcuts will be on display at the Grolier Club in New York City, featuring manuscripts from the collection of Lessing J. Rosenwald.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-01-27 16:45
"The Early History of the Bible" will be on display at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore, MD, through May 1, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-23 14:58
The debate continues. Scott Wolter, a geologist and president of American Petrographic Services in St. Paul, Minnesota, believes that the markings on the famous Kensington Rune Stone date from 1700 or earlier.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-22 10:01
The popularity of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code could lead to the literal downfall of Rosslyn Chapel.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-01-19 12:51
The Center for Renaissance and Baroque Studies at the University of Maryland will present "The Impact of Islamic Culture on the Arts of the Renaissance," a day-long workshop, on February 4, 2005.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-01-16 16:27
The 15th century east window of England's renowned York Minster is being painstakingly repaired.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-01-15 15:55
Please join us for a day and night full of dancing as the Shire of Inner Sea presents: Northshield Dance Seminar XIX, March 19, 2005.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-01-09 12:32
Prince Charles has offered some plants from his Highgrove estate for a proposed Elizabethan garden at a cottage in Cornwall, said to be the family home of Sir Francis Drake's first wife.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 15:02
This potter offers a collection of stoneware jugs, mugs, and bottles, based on interpretations of original examples, diagrams, and photographs of Raeren pottery of the 15th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-12-18 10:40
Visitors to London will be able to see Britain's oldest printed document on display at the National Archives.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-11-26 13:12
"Medieval Mystery," which explores the origins of a group of similar late 15th century Netherlandish paintings of the Virgin and Child, will be on display at the Clark Art Institute in Williamstown, MA, through January 2.
Submitted by Justin on Fri, 2004-11-19 10:09
It's not a misshapen creature that haunts an opera house! A pantoum is a 15th century Malaysian poetry form, and Sir Balthazar has written one in honor of Princess Quentyn of the Mists. Balthazar has also published his photos from the Investiture.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2004-11-10 10:39
Has Johannes Gutenberg been wrongly credited with the invention of the printing press? An Italian researcher thinks so.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-10-29 00:10
Britton Morgan has announced that Collegium Cantorum ("a company of singers") will present two concerts in November, 2004 in the Washington D.C. Area.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-10-23 15:25
Michelangelo's David, long thought to be the model of male perfection, is not as perfect as once believed. He is missing a back muscle.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-10-21 13:25
The exhumation of remains from the Medici Family tomb in Florence, Italy has set to rest the question of whether or not family members were murdered.