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Renaissance Europe – Charles V

By |2018-09-07T09:51:54+00:00August 6th, 2017|History, Modern Europe|

Charles Quint (by Titian, 1548) The Ottomans terrify Europe The biggest worry that people had in the early 1500s AD in Europe was that the Ottoman Empire was going to conquer Europe. Would Europe be ruled by Islamic rulers? Who were the Ottomans though? And in fact the Ottomans, under their sultan Suleiman the Magnificent, did conquer the eastern [...]

Leonardo da Vinci Biography – Science and Art

By |2018-09-05T14:17:10+00:00August 4th, 2017|Art, Modern Europe|

Leonardo da Vinci, artist and scientist - a self-portrait Leonardo was home-schooled Leonardo da Vinci was born near Florence, in Italy, in 1452 AD. His father was a clerk, and his parents weren't married. Until he was five, Leonardo lived with his mother. Then he moved to his father's house, where he was home-schooled in Latin and math. What [...]

Late medieval France – Anne, Anne, and Charles IX

By |2018-09-16T14:37:36+00:00August 3rd, 2017|History, Medieval|

King Louis XI of France The Hundred Years' War During the Late Middle Ages, with the Crusades and the Hundred Years' War over, the French kings fought mainly to get control of more and more land, gradually forming their country into modern France. Charles VII (and Joan of Arc) After Charles VII - the same one that Joan [...]