1401 CE to 1500 CE
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2004-10-06 13:39
Historians are using DNA and modern forensic technology to investigate the death of Anges Sorel, mistress to Charles VII of France.
Submitted by Aoife on Sun, 2004-10-03 10:30
The point of this Themes list is for you to unleash the inner Leonardo da Vinci in the children. He was inventor, writer, painter, scientist and mathematician, to name but a few of his occupations. If we all had just a little Leonardo in us, the world might be a better place.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2004-09-16 09:22
Archaeologist Kathleen Deagan believes she may have found the resting site of Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Mon, 2004-08-23 09:35
Fans of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code are seeking the Holy Grail for themselves at Scotland's Rosslyn Chapel.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-08-15 12:37
British viewers of the program 'Restoration' have selected the Old Grammar House, built between 1434 and 1460 in Birmingham, and the Saracen's Head, built in 1492 in the nearby village of Kings Norton, to be restored with a grant of over 3 million pounds (over US$5.5 million).
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2004-07-31 07:22
A rare bronze roundel discovered under a stairway in Devon, England, has brought nearly UK£7 million in a recent auction, a record for a Renaissance piece.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-07-25 13:40
This year's performances at a medieval Cornish amphitheatre, said to be the oldest working theatre in Britain, could be the last, as the community cannot afford to buy the adjacent plot of land from its present owners.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2004-07-17 06:17
Siena, Italy is the site of the Palio, the famous — or infamous — free-for-all, bareback horse race that brings the pomp and splendor of the Middle Ages alive each year.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-07-11 14:33
A documentary, airing on Wednesday, July 21, on PBS, examines Zheng He, a legendary Chinese admiral, and the spectacular Ming fleet of treasure junks he commanded in the early 15th century
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-07-09 14:20
The main attraction of the Leonardiano Museum, in Vinci, Italy, is a model of a self-propelled vehicle based on a drawing that Leonardo da Vinci created in 1478.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2004-07-04 08:29
A recent wave of vandalism, which Venetian mayor Paolo Costa has blamed on "an isolated lunatic," has resulted in damage to a column of the Doge's Palace at St. Mark's Square
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2004-07-02 09:25
In an article in Scientific American, Gordon Rugg discusses recent findings about the infamous Voynich Manuscript, a mysterious document filled with arcane symbols.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2004-07-01 07:04
Editorial commentary from CO2 Science Magazine, the journal of the Center for the Study of Carbon Dioxide and Global Change, discussing the scientific evidence for "a major spike in surface air temperature that began sometime in the early 1400s."
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2004-06-30 16:29
''Fit for a King: Courtly Manuscripts, 1380-1450'' will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through August 29.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2004-06-29 22:00
A flock of pigeons has led a group of art historians to a lost Renaissance fresco hidden in the ceiling of a Valencia cathedral.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2004-06-29 14:55
The British Library has recently acquired a 16-page pamphlet published by Wynkyn de Worde in 1497, the earliest known veterinary textbook printed in Britain.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2004-06-25 10:22
The ship's bell from Columbus' flagship, the Santa Maria, has been returned to Spain after a legal dispute with Portugal.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2004-06-18 12:34
Germany was where more male and female "witches" were killed by civilian tribunals around the start of the 15th century, according to a new book on the Inquisition -- about 25,000 out of a population of 16 million -- but the book's editor says that fewer people were killed in the Inquisition than is commonly believed.
Submitted by Aoife on Fri, 2003-03-28 15:14
In her weekly column, Aoife shares her annotated research links on the ultimate Renaissance man: Leonardo da Vinci.