Along with Florence and Rome, Venice also became an important center of the Renaissance taking place in Italy.
This article is the extraordinary story of how, in an age where rank and virtue were crucial attributes for a wife, a commoner and mistress became the first lady in England, and the mother of a Royal Dynasty.
On February 18, 1478, George Plantagenet, Duke of Clarence, was executed. He was the brother of Edward IV and was rumored to have been executed in malmsey wine, but is that really true?
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?
The Tudors are cool again. For the past few centuries Henry VIII has been regarded as a bloated, ulcerated wife-killer whilst his unfortunate assortment of spouses have been reduced to a playground ditty - "Divorced,...
Richard III's mitochondrial DNA was a match, but not his Y chromosome linking him to the Plantagenet Line...Richard III's claim is through his descent in a female line, so does it matter?
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...
An army tank? A parachute? A machine gun? A bicycle? All these and more were developed by the creative genius, Leonardo da Vinci, in the late 15th century! This is part 3 of a 3 part hands-on unit study on Leonardo da...
Nicholas Flamel isn't just a Harry Potter character - he was a real-life scribe and scholar who might have actually created the Philosopher's Stone!
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.