Middle Ages & Renaissance History
Diane de Poitiers was the famous royal mistress of King Henri II of France, known for drinking a gold elixir to stay young and beautiful. She also plotted to keep his wife, Catherine de Medici, ruthlessly in the...
On October 18. 1541, Margaret Tudor died of a stroke. She didn't expect to die, so created no will. This meant that her wishes went unfulfilled. She was buried in a priory that was demolished.
King Henry VIII Tudor Almost Executed the Entire Howard - Boleyn Family, Why the Directed Genocide? Was He Mad?
Henry VIII, King of England, beheaded his wives, Anne Boleyn, and Katherine Howard. George Boleyn, Henry Howard, Thomas Howard, all beheaded, and another Thomas Howard died in the Tower of London...
Although much of the life of a typical person living during the Renaissance revolved around work, they still enjoyed other activities as well. Their lives differ from the average American today, in that it is possible...
Medieval treatment for the Black Death ranged from the weird to the desperate, but ultimately, all the cures for the Black Death were ineffective. Find out about the attempted remedies for the plague.
There is much debate over why people were accused and killed for witchcraft during the Middle Ages through the Early Modern Period. Here is a compilation of theories that might explain it.
The Vikings struck terror into the hearts of Europeans, but in the Middle East they were viewed in an entirely different light.
Was Henry VIII Lancastrian? His Father Was a Beaufort, So What Did Henry Do? He Tried to Marry One, Then He Married Two.
Anne Boleyn has been pilloried for centuries for intentionally seducing poor Henry VIII, refusing to become his mistress...suppose we have all been wrong?
The queen consort of England, Jane Seymour, was seemingly perfect in every way. What was the story behind this remarkable woman? And, what would have happened had she lived?
On November 8, 1543, Lettice Knollys was born. She would have three husbands but the second of those incurred the wrath of Elizabeth I that continued until Elizabeth's death in 1603.
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