1501 CE to 1600 CE
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-09 15:32
National Geographic reports that a mass grave containing the remains of over 1,500 victims of the plague has been discovered on Venice's Lazzaretto Vecchi, an island used to quarantine the sick.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-09-04 11:40
In an upcoming article for The Journal of Modern History Allan A. Tulchin cites the study of documents and grave sites as evidence for homosexual civil unions in 15th century France.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-09-02 18:24
The Mary Rose, flagship to King Henry VIII, is facing a much more devious enemy than French warships: bacteria which produce a corrosive acid.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-08-29 16:26
Elizabeth: the Golden Age starring Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush and Clive Owen, is scheduled to open in theatres October 12, 2007. The film is a sequel to the successful Elizabeth.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Mon, 2007-08-27 18:58
The University of Arizona's Theatre Department will present William Shakespeare's "Titus Andronicus" March 2-29, 2008.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-08-09 17:10
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-08-05 13:24
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-07-27 12:08
The skull of what is believed to be the earliest gunshot victim in the western hemisphere has been discovered near Lima, Peru.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-07-03 20:16
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-07-01 11:49
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-28 07:08
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.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2007-06-20 07:28
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.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2007-06-17 15:25
"Prinzenrolle," an exhibit on children and childhood in the Renaissance, will be on display at Schloss Ambras in Innsbruck, Austria.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-06-16 23:01
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)
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-06-10 18:21
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-06-08 10:06
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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-06-07 18:51
Vyncent atte Wodegate has announced that he will host a 16th century revel at Pennsic XXXVI on August 6.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-30 20:00
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.
Submitted by lilli on Mon, 2007-05-28 19:52
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.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-05-25 16:33
Richard Fitch offers a blog, photos and videos covering the Tudor Kitchens Cookery Project at Hampton Court Palace.
Submitted by Racaire on Fri, 2007-05-25 12:55
Upper Belvedere in Vienna redisplays the Medieval Collection Masterpieces of Medieval Art.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2007-05-17 14:04
"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.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2007-05-11 13:21
"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.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-05-09 15:16
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.
Submitted by Vallawulf on Sun, 2007-05-06 17:15
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.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2007-05-06 09:35
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."
Submitted by David Bahler on Wed, 2007-05-02 22:13
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.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-05-02 14:42
"Radiant Darkness: The Art of Nocturnal Light" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through July 22.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-04-25 08:08
"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.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-04-19 14:52
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.