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Renaissance For Kids

Renaissance of the 14th–17th Centuries

Children and Childhood
Hugh Rhodes’s Book of Nurture (1577) provides lessons in the behavior expected from children and, presumably, from properly brought up adults. Which of these manners does your parent expect you to obey today?

Elizabethan Life
Nobility had other expenses besides the monarch. They maintained huge households, and conspicuous consumption and lavish entertainment was expected.

The Elizabethan World
Insight into everyday life in Tudor England – food, occupations, games, pastimes, religion, fashion, manners, attitudes, and education in the time of Queen Elizabeth I and Shakespeare.

The Faires of Renaissance
Held around the USA from May through October.

Illuminating the Renaissance
This international exhibition at the Getty focuses on the finest and most ambitiously illuminated books produced in Flanders between 1467 and 1561. An interactive website by Christopher Dye.

Italy Guides
Take a virtual trip to the cities of the Italian Renaissance and see their beautiful and striking architecture.

“Renaissance,” French for “rebirth,” perfectly describes the intellectual and economic changes that occurred in Europe from the fourteenth through the sixteenth centuries.

Renaissance Connection
Fun Flash site connecting what happened in the Renaissance that still influences us today. For example, banking started in the early Renaissance, and hasn’t changed very much. We still live in the Renaissance period today.

The Tutors of England
The five sovereigns of the Tudor dynasty are among the most well-known figures in Royal history. Of Welsh origin, Henry VII succeeded in ending the Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York to found the highly successful Tudor house. Henry VII, his son Henry VIII and his three children Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I ruled for 118 eventful years.

What Every Schoolboy Knows
The petty school is often run by a young wife who teaches the local children in her home for a small fee, like the “dame schools” of Colonial days. In what ways was a Renaissance child taught like a homeschooled child today?