1501 CE to 1600 CE

Titus Andronicus to play at University of Arizona

The University of Arizona's Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" March 2-29, 2008.

Renaissance fresco features face of Pope's mistress

The fragment of a fresco painted during the time of the Borgia's is causing some consternation in the Vatican with its depiction of Pope Alexander VI kneeling at the feet of his mistress Giulia Farnese.

DeSoto's Florida camp found

Archaeologists are studying what they believe are the remnants of conquistador Hernando de Soto's camp in Tallahasse, Florida abandoned in 1540. The site is near the modern state capitol.

Earliest gunshot victim found in Peru

The skull of what is believed to be the earliest gunshot victim in the western hemisphere has been discovered near Lima, Peru.

"Lost" Roanoke settlers could be identified by DNA

Historians are hoping that science will help discover the fate of the settlers of Virginia's lost Roanoke colony. Using DNA and genealogy sources, they they hope to trace the genetics of those who might have survived.

Hailes Abbey map discovered

Hailes Abbey, in England's Cotswolds, lies in ruins a victim of Henry VIII's dissolution program. Now the discovery of an Elizabethan map may shed new light on what the 12th century church looked like.

Battle of Mauvilla site found

Archaeologist Andrew Holmes believes he has discovered the site of the Indian town of Mauvilla where Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto engaged local Indians in a massive battle. The town is near the forks of the Alabama and Tombigbee rivers in southern Clarke County, Alabama.

Where Henry VIII married Catherine Parr

Conservation works in Hampton Court's Chapel Royal has revealed the structure of the Royal Pew, hidden behind later paneling, where Henry VIII married his last wife, Catherine Parr.

Exhibit on Renaissance Children on display in Austria

"Prinzenrolle," an exhibit on children and childhood in the Renaissance, will be on display at Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria.

Tudor tapestry found in San Francisco

A magnificent 16th century tapestry depicting Tudor country life has been discovered hanging in a San Francisco home over a century after it was misidentified by a British art historian. (photo)

Interview with historian Natalie Zemon Davis

Medievalists.net features an interview with Dr. Natalie Zemon Davis, Professor Emeritus of History at Princeton University, who currently teaches at the University of Toronto. Davis is the author of nine books and more than 80 articles, "many of which focus on the social and cultural history of 16th century France.

Legends XVI: The Borgias

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Come and join us for Legends XVI: The Borgias, for lot of Fighting -- two Heavy Tourneys and two Rapier Tourneys -- Live Weapons and Archery and Performing Arts Competitions

Woodmen of the World Camp, 6045 Grant Ford Road, Gainesville, GA 30506

The time is the early 16th century. Pope Alexander VI has bribed his way into the Papacy, and has lavished titles and wealth upon his children. In the decadent spirit of this era, we are pleased to offer a lavish feast as well as many other decadent activities. Location:
Shire of Sol Haven (Gainesville, Georgia)

Dancers invited to 16th century revel

Vyncent atte Wodegate has announced that he will host a 16th century revel at Pennsic XXXVI on August 6.

Map reveals English and Scots may have fought on the same side

The discovery of an ancient map may show that the English and the Scots fought side by side at the 16th century Siege of Leith, the battle which brought about the end of the Auld Alliance.

Rare Raphael Portrait of Lorenzo De'Medici to be Auctioned at Christies

Raphael painted a portrait of Lorenzo De'Medici that was to be his introduction to his intended bride, a cousin of King Francois I of France, in about 1518. The picture shows Lorenzo, the Duke of Urbino, wearing a quite sumptuous costume, ornately gold with red puffy sleeves and gray fur lining around his neck.

"Cooking the Books" at Hampton Court

Richard Fitch offers a blog, photos and videos covering the Tudor Kitchens Cookery Project at Hampton Court Palace.

Upper Belvedere in Vienna: Redisplay of the Medieval Collection

Upper Belvedere in Vienna redisplays the Medieval Collection Masterpieces of Medieval Art.

Exhibit of European perceptions of foreign realms now at the NGA

"Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper, 1450-1700" will be on display at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, through September 16.

Exhibit of 16th & 17th century art celebrates 400th anniversary of Jamestown

"Rule Britannia: Art, Royalty, & Power in the Age of Jamestown" -- featuring the "Armada" portrait of Queen Elizabeth I, never before been exhibited in the U.S. -- will be on display at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond, through August 12.

16th Century Gun Powder Flask-Sundial Compass Watch

The "Swiss-Army-knife" of its time, a gunpowder flask/sundial compass watch is featured in a watch enthusiasts' blog complete with a large, detailed photo. The object was created in Germany around 1590.

Bards in Space: Video Game to Teach Kids About Shakespeare

This just in! The Bard is going into space! Yes, that's right, folks, it's the showdown of the millennium...William Shakespeare vs. Alien.

Circling the globe with Portuguese sailors at the Freer Gallery

A new exhibit at Washington D.C.'s Freer Gallery, Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries, "explores the artistic achievements that flourished when these sailors exposed new creative techniques and imagery to the world as they transported goods from port to port."

16th Century Clothing -Swiss!

I need some help researching and recreating clothing for my personna. He is a mid 16th century Swiss (Canton of Bern, somewhere rural) Anabaptist. The main difficulty here is finding just what the early Anabaptists dressed like, my research has led me to believe it will be something of a simplified version of common peasant clothes of that time -peasant clothes are hard to find too. I already (mostly) know about regular shirts, pants, etc. What I need to know is what would be authentic regarding Jackets/coats, vests, etc.

New Getty exhibit is a light in the dark

"Radiant Darkness: The Art of Nocturnal Light" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 22.

Exhibit on New World maps now on display at the Chrysler

"Envisioning Virginia 1587-1784: Early Maps of the New World" will be on display at the Chrysler Museum of Art, in Norfolk, Virginia, through August 12.

Portraits of Henry VIII

The current fascination with the English Tudors in the media has led many to look for portraits of the family online. One site of interest is Tudor England Images, which includes a long chronological list of portraits of Henry VIII.

American Catholics push for beatification of the Five Friars

Rev. Conrad Harkins, representing the Catholic Diocese of Savannah, Georgia, made a trip to Rome recently carrying evidence he hopes will aid in the beatification of five Spanish missionaries martyred 410 years ago on the Georgia coast.

Realm of Venus showcases Italian garb

According to listowner Bella Lucia da Verona (Annabella Wake), she created the Realm of Venus because she loved to look at other people's Italian Renaissance garb. The site showcases "Italian historical fashions of the late fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries."

Tudor revival

An article in the April 2, 2007 edition of Time Magazine takes a look at the renewed interest in Tudor England. "When Royals Become Rock Stars" by Rebecca Winters Keegan discusses the upcoming Showtime series The Tudors as well as movies depicting the lives of Elizabeth I and the Boleyn Sisters.

House Where Henry VIII Met Anne Boleyn for Sale

The manor house where England's King Henry VIII first met Anne Boleyn, an event which produced one of the greatest monarchs of history, Queen Elizabeth I, is for sale for UK£1.3 million.