1501 CE to 1600 CE
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-11-05 09:53
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has provided an online source for viewing their famous Unicorn Tapestries. The website invites visitors to zoom in for close up details of the designs.
Submitted by Anonymous on Sat, 2006-11-04 19:52
Roger Prior, a Shakespearean scholar, is convinced that many of the musicians of the Tudor Court, including the Bard's own "Dark Lady," may have been Separdic Jews.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-10-27 11:42
"Genovese nobleman or Catalan pirate? Adventurous explorer or greedy tyrant? What if the Italian gentleman who discovered America was in fact a brutal torturer and slave owner? And what if he wasn't even Italian?" Two Spanish scholars hope to answer some of the long-debated questions about Christopher Columbus using newly obtained evidence.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-10-16 04:00
Artist Hans Holbein, best known for his portraits of royal personages of the Tudor court, is the subject of a new exhibit at London's Victoria and Albert Museum. The large collection of paintings will be on display 28 September 2006 through 7 January 2007.
Submitted by Ursula on Sun, 2006-10-15 11:43
On October 15, 1518, Martin Luther was summoned before a Papal legate in Augsburg, Germany, but refused to recant his 95 Theses.
Submitted by Racaire on Tue, 2006-10-10 16:54
Soon a new special exhibition will be on display at the Kunsthistorisches Museum in Vienna. BELLINI, GIORGIONE, TITIAN and the Renaissance of the Venetian Painting begins at October 17, 2006 and runs until January 7, 2007.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-09 10:26
Miguel de Cervantes, creator of Don Quixote and spiritual ancestor of thousands of SCAdians, was born on October 9, 1547. His Wikipedia entry says "he lived an unsettled life of hardship and adventure."
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-10-07 12:09
Hans Holbein the Younger, the northern Renaissance portraitist who painted many Tudor notables including Henry VIII and at least two of his wives, died on October 7, 1543.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-10-06 12:14
William Tyndale, Bible translator and Protestant scholar, was executed for heresy on October 6, 1536. He was condemned to burn at the stake, but was mercifully strangled first and his body burned after death.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-10-05 18:36
In 1526, Luis Vasquez de Ayllon attempted to establish a Spanish colony on the coast of what is now the state of Georgia. He ran his vessel aground off the South Carolina coast, and it all began to go horribly wrong. Now researchers are looking for the wrecked flagship of the colony expedition.
Submitted by Karen on Thu, 2006-10-05 15:23
"At Home in Renaissance Italy," on display at London's Victoria & Albert Museum through January 7, reveals the Renaissance interior's central role in the flourishing of Italian art and culture by providing an innovative three-dimensional view of the Italian Renaissance home, presented as object-filled spaces that bring the period to life.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-10-04 11:25
Elisabeth de Valois, third of the four wives of Philip II of Spain, died on October 4, 1568. She had originally been betrothed to his son but married the father as part of a peace settlement.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2006-10-04 07:34
View 253 digitised Renaissance festival books (selected from over 2,000 in the British Library's collection) that describe the magnificent festivals and ceremonies that took place in Europe between 1475 and 1700.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-10-02 12:15
On October 2, during his second voyage to North America, Jacques Cartier came to a town which he renamed "Montreal."
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-09-29 11:43
Vasco Núñez de Balboa became the first European to see the Pacific Ocean on September 29, 1513.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-09-27 10:07
The Pope issued a bull establishing Ignatius Loyola's new Society of Jesus (the Jesuit order) on September 24, 1540. The Society was and still is answerable directly to the Pope himself.
Submitted by Karen on Tue, 2006-09-26 17:00
"Leonardo da Vinci: Experience, Experiment and Design," a new exhibition exploring how Leonardo da Vinci thought on paper, is on display at London's Victoria and Albert Museum through January 7.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-09-20 15:57
Archaeologists have solved a great mystery of Canadian history: the location of Jacques Cartier's 1541 settlement Fort Charlesbourg-Royal. The recent discovery of a 465-year-old pottery shard has placed the site near present day Quebec City.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-09-15 08:17
Don Tristan de Luna y Arellano is recognized as the founder of the first European settlement in Florida which was established near Pensacola in 1559. The settlement was destroyed by a hurricane two years later. Now, with the 450th anniversary approaching, archaeologists are searching for the site.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-09-05 18:38
Plates from John Derrick's 1581 book The Image of Irelande are available on the Edinburgh University website. The woodcuts show examples of Irish costume of the time.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-09-04 15:36
Medical researchers working with the 500-year-old pinky of Emperor Charles V of Spain report that the mummified finger shows signs of debilitating gout which would have caused great pain. Charles V abdicated in favor of his brother at the age of 56.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-08-28 11:07
On August 28, 1549, the Baron d'Aguerre and the Lord of Fendilles fought a duel with bastard swords after quarreling in the King's chamber.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sat, 2006-08-26 16:27
Archaeologists believe they have unearthed a medieval Benedictine hostelry beneath a pub near Byland Abbey near Coxwold.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Fri, 2006-08-25 18:22
The Government of Quebec is to spend CDN$8 million on excavating a site believed to be the site of a fort built by Jacques Cartier built during his third and final voyage to the French colony.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Wed, 2006-08-23 00:07
TV time travellers, Channel 4's Time Team have been given permission to dig in the gardens of Buckingham Palace to search for the tennis court and bathhouse of Mary, Queen of Scots, at Holyrood and the foundations of Edward III's banqueting hall at Windsor Castle.
Submitted by Johnnae on Tue, 2006-08-22 21:20
Only one portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots, is known to exist, and that painting has been brought forth from thirty years of storage for exhibition in London.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-08-15 08:04
New records released by the British National Archive show that Anthony Hall, who claimed to be a descendent of Henry VIII in the early 20th century, deserved to be declared insane for threatening to lop off the head of King George V.
Submitted by JaneStockton on Sun, 2006-07-30 18:26
Amateur divers off the coast of Cyprus have stumbled across the wreck of a ship believed to have taken part in the 1570 to 1571 Ottoman siege of Famagusta.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-15 10:12
English architect Inigo Jones was born on July 15, 573.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-07-13 17:01
John Dee, scholar, mystic, and astrologer to Queen Elizabeth I, was born on July 13, 1527.