1401 CE to 1500 CE
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-04-08 14:32
Today marks the anniversary of the death of Lorenzo de Medici, called "The Magnificent."
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2006-04-07 16:23
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 18:52
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 17:40
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 16:35
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 Thu, 2006-03-09 00:30
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 20:53
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Tue, 2006-03-07 14:53
Vandals (modern-day) attacked the 15th century baptistry at Madron over the past weekend, causing damage to the structure of the ancient building just four months after major restoration began.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Wed, 2006-03-01 14:23
A small museum is locked in a battle to keep a medieval jug dating possibly to the 14th century in the UK. Luton Museum Services has a month to raise £750,000 to match the price offered by New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art for the Wenlok Jug.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-02-26 17:37
Renaissance clothing, costumes and accessories. Their authentic renaissance line includes wench costumes, twill bodices, Elizabethan clothes, princess gowns and dresses.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sun, 2006-02-26 10:15
SCA members might be interested to know that MRTS is publishing a new work by Constance Hieatt on medieval cookery. Co-authors include two Society members.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-25 21:56
Cold Case Files could really cover a recent discovery in Plouezoc'h, France, where police spent several years trying to solve the murder of a woman found slain with a hatchet. Turns out, she died in the 15th century.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-20 09:55
A team of French scientists hopes that a series of tests will determine if remains discovered near Garches, France are those of 15th century heroine Joan of Arc.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-02-13 20:23
Laurence B. Kanter, organizer for the Fra Angelico exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, was faced with the extremely delicate job of transporting and unpacking the priceless, and sometimes crumbling, works of art for "the exhibition of a lifetime."
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2006-02-13 12:37
Using ground penetrating radar, archaeologists are searching Edinburgh's historic Royal Mile to try and locate the remains of the Tollbooth - a 15th century prison.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-02-11 12:58
The crumbling tower of the 15th century Newark Castle was the scene of one of the bloodiest incidents between the English and the Scots. Now the UK's biggest private landowner, the Duke of Buccleuch, has agreed to take on the task of preserving the monument.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Thu, 2006-02-09 10:07
Archaeologist Angela Karsten has discovered a 15th century French silver coin embedded in the keel of the Newport ship, a medieval vessel uncovered on the banks of the river Usk three years ago, leading experts to believe that the ship originated in France.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-01-27 16:11
Chinese lawyer Liu Gang recently revealed a map he claims proves China's claims to the discovery of America, but the announcement met with a cool reception from Chinese scholars.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-01-26 21:34
Researchers in Spain plan to compare DNA from hundreds of residents of Catalan with the surname Colom to determine if the explorer was an Italian or really a Catalan pirate.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-01-15 18:31
Edinburgh's revered Bruntsfield Links, a short-hole golf course, may actually be the grave site of vicitims of the city's Black Plague from the 15th and 17th centuries.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Fri, 2005-12-23 10:09
Experts examining an Iron Age skeleton found discovered buried beneath a medieval ship in Newport, South Wales, say it is "remarkably well preserved." Tests on the bones by forensic archaeologists at Lampeter University, Mid Wales, have shown that they date back to 170 B.C.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2005-12-22 18:51
A grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help pay for a project to examine the medieval ship buried in the banks of the River Usk, in Newport.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-12-20 13:39
The Yale University Press looks at Shopping in the Renaissance: Consumer Cultures in Italy, 1400-1600, a new book by Evelyn Welch, which looks at the social anxieties of the Renaissance marketplace.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-19 22:15
The historic Church House at South Tawton was packed to bursting point on Nov. 30, 2005, as visitors came to marvel at the extensive restoration work on the 500-year-old building.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-12-18 15:25
"Antonello da Messina: Sicily's Renaissance Master" will be on display in the European Paintings Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through March 5.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2005-12-12 16:12
Raglan Castle, a 15th century Welsh structure that was originally a Norman motte-and-bailey castle, is being threatened by plans for a cattle market to be built around the site.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2005-12-07 13:44
"Drawings from Leonardo to Titian: A North Italian Itinerary" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, though February 26.
Submitted by rory07 on Wed, 2005-11-30 19:01
Amid the cold and deep snows of midwinter, the wolf packs howl hungrily throughout the land. A lone rider comes with a missive from the Company of the Azure Rose in the fairest kingdom Trimaris far to the south where alas the sun still shines.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2005-11-14 18:58
A Swiss reenactment group, the Companie of Saynte George, is dedicated to bringing to life a 15th century military castle garrison complete with craftsmen and their families.
Submitted by Justin on Mon, 2005-11-14 13:05
"The Companie of Saynte George tries to bring to life a small late medieval 15th century military company of castle garrison with its attendant craftsmen and their families."
This group is exceptionally careful about authenticity, including requirement of authenticity for items not visible to the public. Their web site has extensive descriptions, drawings, and photographs of period clothing