by Heather R. Darsie It is thought that Thomas Tallis, alternatively spelled “Tallys,” could have been born on 30 January 1505, though it is not known for certain. What is known is that Tallis did not die until 1585, and… Read More ›
This and That
by Heather R. Darsie In case you missed it earlier this week on QueenAnneBoleyn.com, http://queenanneboleyn.com/2017/09/23/four-wives-philip-ii-spain-heather-r-darsie/ , have a look! The lives of Henry VIII of England’s six wives are much-chronicled, with myriad books, shows, art, and the like,… Read More ›
By Juan de Jauregui y Aguilar (circa 1583 – 1641) (The Bridgeman Art Library, Object 108073) Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, author of Don Quixote, died on 22 or 23 April 1616 in Madrid. Born in about 1547 to a… Read More ›
Around 23 April 1564, a great mind was born in a small English market town. Such an immortal mind was baptised 26 April 1564 in Stratford-upon-Avon in Warwickshire. With inauspicious beginnings as the third of six children born, first to… Read More ›
Fashion has had innumerable iterations throughout the centuries, with the Renaissance bringing about not just changes in thinking, art and education, but also clothing style. And along with new clothing styles came sumptuary laws, which created strict visual distinctions between… Read More ›
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