The historical period in Europe between the Middle Ages and the Reformation.

ELAD'S Leather Armor

ELAD's provides handcrafted, leather armor for LARP, SCA, Renaissance and Medieval Festivals. They offer a wide selection of breastplates, helmets, bracers, gauntlets, spaulders, greaves, and more. Custom leather armor design is available as well.

Advanced techology restores Madonna and Child to splendor

When the Renaissance masterpiece Madonna and Child With Saint Anthony Abbot and Saint Sigismund by Neroccio de' Landi arrived at Washington's National Gallery of Art conservation lab 18 months ago, it had faded paint and damaged gilding. Now the work shines, thanks to the careful handling of restoration experts. (photos)

Nativearth Footwear and Accessories

Nativearth/Olde Soles: Producers of footwear and accessories ranging from 400 B.C.E. to 1600 C.E. Visit their online catalog to see standard-size, in-stock footwear and their custom footwear range. Online ordering and information are available. They can also be contacted at

Renaissance artists enjoyed their own "art scene"

Where did Renaissance painters go to unwind? According to Tony Perrottet of Drexel University's The Smart Set, it was La Società del Pauiolo, the Company of the Cauldron, an artists-only club that required participants to bring an artwork and a dish to pass.

David may have feet of clay

Experts believe that Michelangelo's famous statue of David is at risk of falling over due to cracks in the ankles caused by poor quality marble. Engineers fear the statue could crumble in event of an earthquake.

Italian Renaissance Textiles at the Lyon Museum of Textiles, France

The Lyon Museum of textiles and decorative arts is holding an exhibition of Italian renaissance textiles, open until 7 September 2008.

"Renaissance Faces" at London's National Gallery

The autumn extravaganza at the National Gallery in London will be devoted to portraits from the Renaissance, including works from Van Eyck to Titian. Charlotte Higgins of the Guardian reports on what to expect. (photos)

Siege of Talonval IX Fight in the Forest of Fables

Siege of Talonval IX: Fight in the Forest of Fables
Noon-Friday, June 27 to Noon-Sunday, June 29, 2008
Wheel Inn Campground - 240 Fogg Rd, Leslie, MI 49251


US-127 between Lansing & Jackson: Barnes exit-east, to Meridian-right, Left on Fogg Rd. The Shire of Talonval needs YOU! We are under siege and our damsels need rescued from the towers... Location:
Wheel Inn Campground 240 Fogg Rd, Leslie, MI 49251

what if a man says NO i don't fight women?

This topic is not meant to start a fight, nor is it meant to be offensive. It turns out this is a very sensitive subject from both sides of the fence. Anyway, be it one on one heavy weapons or one on one fencing, if a man says NO I don't fight women, NO i don't fight girls, NO i don't fight females, should the woman be forced to accept no for an answer and simply walk away? ANSWER: Yes. Like it or not, but in every state in the US NO always means NO.

Cloudcroft Renaissance Fantasy Faire

Faire located outside of Cloudcroft, New Mexico in a forest mountain area 9,000 feet above sea level.

Cloudcroft Renaissance Faire

Mountain forest area 9,000 feet above stress level with large field for all types of combat. Free space for demonstrations and performers. Camping and Ale House. Web: Fun for the whole family. Vendors and performer applications taken till April 15th. Location:
13 Miles past Cloudcroft, New Mexico at mile marker 30 near Mayhill. 25 minutes from Alamagordo.

Renaissance Dance Database

The Renaissance Dance Database is a tool for accessing the various dance resources available on the web. It enables searching by style, creator, primary source, or number of dancers. Suggestions of new links and resources are always welcome.

Period fashion dolls model renaissance clothes

In an article for Renaissance Quarterly, "Living Dolls: François Ier Dresses His Women," Yassana C. Croizat of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University looks at the practice of wealthy patrons during the Renaissance to use fashion dolls to study costumes.

Renaissance hospitals warm, comfortable environments

John Henderson of the University of London wants readers to know that the hospital in the Renaissance was not the hellhole depicted in many histories but "a warm environment and specialized care, which they would not have found in the community."

Rozani Designs

Rozani Designs provides period styles with an original flair. Specialties include Renaissance garb for Lords and Ladies, Smalls and Pleasant Peasants. From Pirate and Wench Wear to clasps and pattern guides, there are goods for the newbie SCAer or advanced seamstress. Choose from masquerade accessories and plumes for designing your own creations. And for dragon and jester enthusiasts, there are staves and more.

Society for Renaissance Studies calls for papers

Dr Sarah Alyn Stacey of Trinity College in Dublin has announced that the Society for Renaissance Studies National Conference 2008 is calling for papers "on any aspects of Renaissance history." The conference will take place July 10-12, 2008 at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland.