1601 CE and Later
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-23 21:52
Three 16th and 17th century maps have recently been stolen from bound volumes in the British Library. The theft is just the latest in a rash of crimes targeting libraries and museums.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-09-11 09:34
"Consuming Splendor: Luxury Goods in England, 1580-1680" will be on display at the Folger Shakespeare Library, in Washington, DC, through December 31.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-09-09 12:08
The National Archives has an online tutorial on Palaeography, the science of reading old handwriting.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-09-04 13:19
A year-long project by five experts has uncovered what life was like on a Welsh farm in the year 1620. The article by Megan Lane is part of the BBC series Tales from the Green Valley.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-25 18:10
Project Gutenberg has released The Closet of Sir Kenelm Digby Knight Opened by Kenelm Digby in electronic format.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-08-20 07:42
The wreck of a 17th century ship off the coast of Dorset, England, will now be protected from treasure hunters and unlicenced divers by the British government.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2005-08-11 09:47
A new study of the Battle of Culloden shows that the Highlanders were closer to winning than previously thought. New excavations of the 1745 battlefield show that Jacobite fighters nearly broke the English lines.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-02 16:24
This summer, the Globe Theatre in London will perform an "original production" of Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida using 16th century dialect as close as possible to what the Bard would have spoken.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-08-02 15:02
A transcript of "The Plague in Britain," from The Science Show discusses the gruesome visit of the plague in 1665 to the village of Eyam, England with author Robert Lacey.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-07-27 20:10
"Arlecchino, Servant of Two Masters," a Piccolo Teatro di Milano production, will be touring the country this summer and fall, bringing laughs and mayhem to audiences unused to the theatrical form.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2005-07-19 14:05
"Early Modern Notes," a costuming website for re-enactors, discusses sources for information on late period garb.
Submitted by Anonymous on Wed, 2005-07-06 17:38
Researchers at the Royal Society, a British scientific association, have discovered notes on alchemy by Sir Isaac Newton that were previously thought to have been permanently lost.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-06-18 10:05
Is a skeleton found at colonial Jamestown, Virginia that of the colony's founder Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold? Scientists hope to solve the mystery by studying English DNA.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-06-12 09:25
A study by archaeometallurgists has determined that 17th century brass astrolabes constructed by Indian artisans were centuries ahead of their European counterparts.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2005-06-10 12:01
Celeste Headlee of Detroit Public Radio reports on the Canadian rock group Barenaked Ladies' familiarity with the songs of William Shakespeare.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-06-06 11:34
The Washington Post reports on a citywide Shakespeare festival planned for 2007 in the U.S. capital, bringing together everyone from the Folger Shakespeare Library and Washington Shakespeare Company, to The Tiny Ninja Theatre.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-29 12:13
A 17th century "bathing room," possibly influenced by Sir William Cavendish, has been discovered in an abandoned outbuilding at Bolsover in Derbyshire, England.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-15 16:33
Fashion in the Age of Louis XIV, a two-day symposium sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, will explore fashion during the age of Louis XIV.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-05-01 12:03
Developers are eyeing the land adjacent to Scotland's Culloden battlefield with dreams of housing projects which would, according to some, "destroy the sense of place."
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-24 14:40
Archaeologists working on excavations at the colonial Jamestown settlement have discovered, largely intact, a "coat of jacks," a rare example of 17th century body armor.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-04-24 13:02
Top art authorities at the UK's National Portrait Gallery have determined that one of the best-known portraits of William Shakespeare was painted two centuries after his death.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-04-16 10:05
A new theory speculates that a flood, which killed 2,000 people in southern Wales in 1607, may have been a tsunami.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-04-10 12:55
William Grimes of the New York Times reviews The Scarith of Scornello: A Tale of Renaissance Forgery, a new book by Ingrid D. Rowland about Renaissance forgery that rocked the literary world.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-30 17:24
The Sunni Waqf Board, a Muslim charitable organization that oversees Muslim graveyards, has laid claim to India's Taj Mahal.
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2005-03-09 16:41
Descendents of the major parties involved in England's Gunpowder Plot of 1605 have shaken hands, a reconciliation marking the 400th anniversary of the event.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2005-02-26 21:35
Researchers are hoping that DNA tests will confirm the identity of Capt. Bartholomew Gosnold, privateer, explorer and namer of Cape Cod.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2005-02-20 17:40
A 17th century French coin seems to depict a "flying saucer over a countryside," but what was intended to be portrayed remains a mystery.
Submitted by Karen on Sun, 2005-02-20 12:35
"The Armored Horse in Europe, 1480–1620" will be on display at the Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Gallery of the Metropolitan Museum of Art through January 15, 2006.
Submitted by Karen on Mon, 2005-02-07 20:21
"Spain in the Age of Exploration 1492-1819" will be on display at the Norton Museum of Art, in West Palm Beach, Florida, through May 1, 2005.
Submitted by Karen on Fri, 2005-01-07 14:56
Syke's offers books, clothing, and other accoutrements (largely for 17th century goods, but also some for earlier periods).