1501 CE to 1600 CE

Oonagh's Own

Mistress Oonagh O'Neill, from the Barony of Politarchopalis in the Kingdom of Lochac, has an extensive web site with photographs, research notes, and other documentation on European ladies' court dresses from the 16th century.

Technically Naked

Technically Naked is a web site about the history and construction of men's and women's undergarments in the 16th century in Europe.

New exhibit on arms & armor of Shakespearean drama opens at the Higgins

"Now Thrive the Armorers: The Arms & Armor of Shakespeare" will be on display at the Higgins Armory Museum through June 23, 2005.

Artwork from Renaissance Dresden on display at the Met

"Princely Splendor: The Dresden Court, 1580–1620" will be on display at the Special Exhibition Galleries of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 30, 2005.

Courtly Dance Seminar to be Held in Atlantia

On November 20, 2004, Susan de Guardiola (Alejandra de Miera), will be presenting a day-long workshop on courtly dances of late 16th century Italy.

Tudor/Stewart Ring Unearthed in West Wycombe, England

Local hobbyists using metal detectors have discovered a gold ring dating from late Tudor or early Stewart England.

Copper Plates Document Vijayanagara Dynasty

Three etched copper plates dating to 1544 give details of the Kingdom of Vijayanagara in India.

Janet Arnold Featured in "National Biography"

British costuming legend Janet Arnold appeared recently in the online "Biography of the Day" series.

Da Vinci Code Fans Flock to Historic Sites

Fans of Dan Brown's Da Vinci Code are innundating sites in France in search of answers.

Henry VIII Comes to "Masterpiece Theatre"

An all-star cast will highlight the new Masterpiece Theatre production of Henry VIII which will premiere November 7, 2004 on PBS stations.

Happy 500th Birthday David!

The city of Florence is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the unveiling of Michelangelo's statue of David.

In Drake's Wake

Owners of a replica of Sir Francis Drake's galleon, the Golden Hinde, seek a part-time captain for the ship.

Science Aids Renaissance Art Restoration

Computers are being used to help restore several Renaissance paintings by showing how the art works originally appeared.

Bow Timbers of the "Mary Rose" Found

Twenty years after the Mary Rose was dramatically raised from the seabed, marine archaeologists have found the bow of the ship.

Medieval Graves Found in Berkshire

Archaeologists say they have found what they believe to be the biggest medieval burial ground, in Newbury, Berkshire, near the 16th Century Litten Chapel.

Bones in Santa Maria cathedral, Seville not Columbus

Spanish authorities have conceded that the body interred at the Santa Maria cathederal in Seville, Spain are not those of famed explorer, Christopher Columbus.

Basque galleon discovered at Red Bay harbor off Labrador coast

A 16th century Basque ship has been found off the coast of Newfoundland, the fourth such ship to have been found in the area.

Divers Investigate Wreck of the Mary Rose

England's Ministry of Defence has funded exploration of the site of Henry VIII's flagship, the Mary Rose which lies at the bottom of Portsmouth Harbor.

Fireworks Celebrate Re-Building of 16th Century Bridge

Residents of the Bosnoan city of Mostar are celebrating the re-opening of an historic bridge across the Neretva River The original bridge was built in 1566 and then destroyed during the Bosnian War.

Kil Roy-Ho was Here!

Archaeologists studying a section of the Great Wall of China have discovered graffiti dating from the 16th century CE.

East Lothian Pub Boasts "Grotesque" Ceiling

The earliest example of a Renaissance painted ceiling in Scotland, originally painted at Prestongrange House in 1581, but later removed for preservation, has been reproduced at a nearby East Lothian pub.

Elizabethan gold fraud centered on Canadian soil

Kodlunarn Island in Frobisher Bay, is the site of Canada's first gold swindle, according to Canadian scientists. The question: did Elizabeth know the truth?

Charlotte Observer: 16th century Spanish fort discovered in NC

Archaeolgists in Burke County, North Carolina hope to discover a 16th century Spanish fort.

Shipwrecked Ming china recovered

A huge haul of Ming porcelain has been recovered from a shipwrecked Portuguese ship in waters off the coast of Malaysia.

Portrait of Queen Mary Tudor to go on display

A portrait of Mary Tudor will go on display in Winchester Cathedral June 30, 2004.

Razed 16th Century Mosque Straddled 10th Century Hindu Temple

AFP: Indian archaeologists have found a medieval Hindu temple under the remains of an Islamic shrine that was razed by Hindus in 1992, a report unveiled in court said.