1601 CE and Later
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2007-02-14 20:54
One of the worst natural disasters to ever hit Great Britain occurred 400 years ago last month. On January 30, 1607, a storm flooded over 200 square miles of south Wales and southwest England. Now a risk management company is looking at the modern costs of recovery from such a storm.
Submitted by Karen on Wed, 2007-02-14 16:24
"Made for Manufacture: Drawings for Sculpture and the Decorative Arts" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, through May 20.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2007-02-03 14:10
Archaeologists working at a site on the Lynnhaven River in Virginia have discovered what they believe to be the remains of Henries Towne, a settlement contemporary with Jamestown.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2007-01-25 20:16
The recent discovery of some 400-year-old seeds in a well at the Colonial Jamestown archaeological site has given researchers much to ponder about the life and survival skills of the early Jamestown settlers.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2007-01-18 08:50
The caretakers of the church where William Shakespeare was baptized and buried want help to fix its leaky roof. Holy Trinity Church in Stratford upon Avon is seeking sponsors to "adopt a gargoyle" and help the church provide the extensive maintenance needed.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2007-01-12 13:32
A new report from the Mayo Clinic, reported by Science Daily, shows how researchers at the Clinic used data-mining techniques to discover new cures from ancient texts. The reports cites the anti-bacterial properties of the Atun tree as discussed by Dutch herbalist Georg Eberhard Rumpf in his mid-17th century work Ambonese Herbal.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2007-01-02 17:52
For six days in June of 2007, the residents of Norfolk, Virginia will celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of the Jamestown Colony with "military, maritime and cultural activities" designed to showcase the best of the region.
Submitted by Ursula on Wed, 2006-12-20 14:05
A medieval church in Amsterdam is housing a walk-though exhibition that captures "all facets of daily life in Istanbul between the 15th and 20th century."
Submitted by Milica on Wed, 2006-12-13 09:40
Life in 17th century England was dangerous, if the death records from the town of Lamplugh can be believed. Causes of death listed ranged from "Sleep coughing" to "Broke his neck robbing a hen roost" to "Frighted to Death by faries." Sarah Getty of the London Metro has the story.
Submitted by Sharikkamur on Tue, 2006-11-21 11:08
The November 15, 2006 issue of New Scientist magazine contains a story on the technology of the Damascus steel swords used by the Saracens during the Crusades. A new study shows that forged steel techology was very modern.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-11-16 12:48
A 13-member crew of archaeological divers has been excavating the Queen Anne's Revenge, flagship of the notorious privateer and pirate Blackbeard, off the North Carolina coast.
Submitted by Milica on Sun, 2006-10-29 16:04
A late period (1616) Danish cookbook is now available from a New Zealand website. The book, in Danish with English translation, contains "A hundred useful pieces, Which are about brewing, baking, Cooking, aquavit and mead to make, As is useful in house Holding etc. Which before not in our Danish Language is issued in print."
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-10-20 10:24
A clip from musician Sting's recent performance on the Today Show has been posted on YouTube. The singer was plugging his new album of 17th century Elizabethan songs for lute by John Dowland.
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 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 Karen on Thu, 2006-09-28 14:22
"Figures on Fabric" will be on display at the Octagon Gallery of the Fitzwilliam Museum (at the University of Cambridge, in England) through December 30.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-28 10:22
Archaeologists have discovered the world's oldest surviving condom in Lund, Sweden. The artifact dates to 1640 and is made of pig's intestine.
Submitted by Milica on Mon, 2006-08-14 07:46
It's out of the SCA time period, but Project Gutenberg, which is a free, digitized collection of books, has posted a copy of The Manual of Heraldry; Fifth Edition published in the mid 19th century.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-08-05 09:40
Recent excavations at Jamestown, Virginia are making researchers rethink their knowledge of what life in the early 17th century British colony was like.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-07-27 18:57
An exhibition of three paintings depicting the likeness of William Shakespeare is on display at the Yale Center for British Art. Searching for Shakespeare will be in New Haven, CT until September 17, 2006.
Submitted by Ursula on Sat, 2006-07-15 10:12
English architect Inigo Jones was born on July 15, 573.
Submitted by louis on Sat, 2006-07-01 15:01
The Sporadic Verses, a series of satirical stories written about imaginary SCA folk, and published in the 1990s in two local newsletters, are offered online for all the world to see.
Submitted by Ursula on Thu, 2006-06-29 11:28
The original Globe Theatre was destroyed by fire on June 29, 1613.
Submitted by Ursula on Mon, 2006-06-26 11:52
On June 26, 1559, the Parliament of Paris outlawed the practice of dueling.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-20 19:08
Author, teacher and consultant for the Folger Shakespeare Library, Michael LoMonico, has posted an online companion to his book, The Shakespeare Book of Lists which looks at the playwright's life, work and times through a collection of lists.
Submitted by Milica on Sat, 2006-06-17 16:31
Amateur archaeologists in the state of Georgia are on a mission - or looking for one: the lost mission of Santa Isabel de Utinahica, built in the 17th century somewhere near Jacksonville.
Submitted by Milica on Thu, 2006-06-15 19:09
Google has placed "The complete plays of Shakespeare... at your fingertips," according to the Google Book Search website.
Submitted by Milica on Tue, 2006-06-13 08:18
The Godspeed is set to sail this summer. A replica of the 17th century ship that carried the first settlers to Jamestown, Virginia, the ship will be touring the East Coast of the United States.
Submitted by Ursula on Fri, 2006-06-02 08:47
A new museum-quality show presents Gothic Revival furniture and architecture from 19th century America.
Submitted by Milica on Fri, 2006-05-26 19:14
A recently-discovered well in Jamestown, Virginia has turned out to be a treasure trove of artifacts from the area's early residents including tobacco seeds, shells, fish bones, and a child's leather shoe.