1501 CE to 1600 CE
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-05-08 17:38
The State of Florida is celebrating its 500th birthday, including debates about the exploration of Juan Ponce de León, who landed on the peninsula on April 2, 1513. St. Augustine is the traditional site of the landing, but historian Douglas Peck believes otherwise.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-05-07 14:03
Dorset auctioneer Richard Bromell had an Antiques Roadshow moment recently when he was told that a plate, "found hanging on a makeshift wire frame in a Somerset cottage" was a 16th century original maiolica, bringing over £500,000 at auction. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Tue, 2013-04-30 11:20
Two skeletons in a grave in Romania have been found buried together holding hands. The skeletons were probably buried between 1450 and 1550.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-04-27 08:14
The final UK£35,000 needed to complete the Mary Rose Museum in Portsmouth, England's Historic Dockyard has been raised thanks to a plea by the Mary Rose Trust. Museum officials are "putting the finishing touches" on the museum's interior, including filling cases with artifacts receoved from Henry VIII's flagship. (photo)
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-04-26 06:40
A derelict church in Eastwell, Kent, England, may hold the final resting place of Richard Plantagenet, illegitimate son of King Richard III. A grave in St Mary's churchyard is marked with the inscription: "Reputed to be the tomb of Richard Plantagenet". Now scientists want to know the truth.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-04-24 13:02
The works of Shakespeare have often been used to educate scholars throughout the world, but to historians in Titchfield near Southampton, England, the education may have taken place closer to home. Scholars there believes that William Shakespeare may have spent the years 1589-1592 working as a schoolmaster in the town.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-04-20 14:40
Nicolaus Copernicus was honored recently when Google recognized the 450th anniversary of the scientists's birth with a Google Doodle. The Christian Science Monitor followed with a article which looks at the career of the Polish astronomer.
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2013-04-17 17:13
A heraldic badge showing the Scottish crown has been found at the site of the Battle of Flodden. The badge may have been worn by someone closely affiliated with King James IV.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2013-04-17 09:25
Five short videos produced by Historic Royal Palaces explain some of the cookery aspects that are demonstrated each month at Hampton Court.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Tue, 2013-04-16 11:51
Cannonballs recovered from the Mary Rose wreck in England have been shown to contain iron cores, allowing the cannons to punch the shot through enemy vessels.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-04-10 18:08
Finding treasure with a metal detector is a hobby for all ages. Just ask three-year-old James Hyatt who, along with Dad and Grandpa, discovered an engraved gold reliquary locket from the early 16th century 8 inches beneath the Essex soil. (photo)
Submitted by Sabine Berard on Wed, 2013-03-27 18:04
The earliest documents relating to the city of St. Augustine, Florida (USA) are being digitized for preservation. The documents cover the time period from 1594 to 1763 CE.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-03-19 05:58
The recent discovery of the Macclesfield Alphabet Book brought smiles to the lips of experts at the British Library. The 16th century 'model' or 'pattern' book was designed to display the skills of the illuminator for potential clients. (photos)
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-03-16 20:07
The body seach continues. This time the target is Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, who died in 1530, and was Archbishop of York and Lord Chancellor to Henry VIII. Wolsey died and was buried at Leicester Abbey. Now city councillor Ross Willmott wants to search for Wolsey's remains.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-03-13 18:01
It was not a blow in combat that felled legendary Renaissance warrior Giovanni de’ Medici, but gangrene resulting from being hit by a cannon ball, in a battle in Lombardy on Nov. 25, 1526, according to a new study conducted after the exhumation of de’ Medici's body.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2013-03-13 13:23
A recent Wikipedia feature showcases Little Moreton Hall in Cheshire, England, a 16th century house which is, according to the national Trust, "lifted straight from a fairy story, a gingerbread house."
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2013-03-05 21:15
16th century Wymering Manor, in Portsmouth, England, has had a varied history, from a family home to a residence for a Catholic religious order, but few dispute that it is now home to as many as 20 ghosts. The ghosts, however, may be the saving grace for the battered building which requires nearly UK£2m.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-03-03 10:45
Historians continue to debate over the authenticity of a mummifed head found in the attic of a tax collector. Some believe it is the remains of "good King Henri" (Henry IV of France, murdered in 1610), while others believe the claim is "rubbish."
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2013-02-27 08:13
A stash of "street toys", dated from 1570-1630, was unearthed in an old stairwell of the Market Harborough parish church, England.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Mon, 2013-02-25 11:13
A 16th-century Basque whaling galleon, the San Juan, will be re-constructed full-scale and seaworthy.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Wed, 2013-02-20 12:29
The 1513 document calls for Machiavelli's arrest, to be proclaimed by the town crier.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-02-17 21:19
After centuries - and a world-changing divorce - Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon are back together, at least in London’s National Portrait Gallery. The portrait of a young Henry VIII and a newly-restored portrait of Catherine, both from the 1520s, now hang together in the gallery. (photo)
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Thu, 2013-02-14 07:23
Manly high heels date back centuries, worn by horsemen as well as powerful rulers.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Tue, 2013-02-05 11:22
Henry VIII's perfectly preserved wine cellar is underneath Britain's Ministry of Defence building - floating in a subterranean chamber.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2013-01-25 17:38
Who built the 16th century water mill recently discovered in North York Moors National Park? Archaeologists are looking for the answer among official documents after unearthing the complex, complete with millstones and the outlines of watercourses.
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2013-01-25 11:53
Wearing the "wrong clothes" helped experts decide that the portrait wasn't of Henry VIII's last wife but was of his first.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-01-20 12:23
On January 25, 2013, PBS stations will premiere Shakespeare Uncovered, a six-part series to be shown on three consecutive Friday evenings. The series will take a multi-faceted look at several plays, and it will include live performance segments.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2013-01-19 20:42
For the SCAdian who has everything: 18 K rose gold watch depicting the Round Table of King Arthur and his knights, in a limited saeries of 88. The watch, by Roger Dubuis, will be showcased at the 2013 Salon of Haute Horlogerie. (photos)
Submitted by Alys Katharine on Fri, 2013-01-18 10:03
The autograph of Richard Stonley, an important figure in Elizabeth I's Treasury, appears in a newly-printed copy of one of Shakespeare's works in 1593.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2013-01-13 17:52
Admirers of Charles Dickens' Pickwick Papers (Westgate) and The Mystery of Edwin Drood (The Nun's House) will be gratified to know that Eastgate House in High Street in Rochester, Kent, England, is scheduled to be restored. (photo)