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1. Metaphysical Poets of the Renaissance
"Metaphysical poetry" is a description of a type of poetry ascribed to a group of English poets of the 16th and 17th centuries.
2. Celtic Renaissance Clothing
A common item of clothing worn by people in Scotland and Ireland during the Medieval and Renaissance periods was the Leine.
3. The Black Death & the Renaissance
One of the deadliest pandemics in history, the "Black Death" is often credited as one of the major factors leading to the European Renaissance.
4. Renaissance Entertainment
In today's world the choices available to us, for entertainment, are limited only by our imagination. It was the same for Renaissance folk!
5. Renaissance Holidays, Festivals and Feast Days
During the Renaissance, holidays were much treasured not only for their religious significance, but for the extra opportunity they afforded people of the working classes to enjoy a day of leisure.
6. Plague Doctors of the Renaissance
During outbreaks of the black plague, city officials throughout Europe were forced to hire what are known as "plague doctors" to assist in the treatment of plague sufferers.
7. Renaissance Occupations - Health and Healing
During the Renaissance there were people who either made their living treating the ills and complaints of their neighbors, or supplemented their income with a little healing on the side. This article describes the activities of a few of them.
8. Renaissance Beauty Tips - Makeup
During the Renaissance women strove for pale skin so much that they risked their lives for it!
9. Renaissance Occupations - Skilled Craftsmen
During the Medieval and Renaissance Periods there were many skilled craftsmen that not only provided vital items of daily life but made a living at their craft. In this article I will look at a few of the more common skilled crafts.
10. Renaissance Women of Influence
What makes these women influential is that they left their mark on the world in their own time and are still remembered today for their contributions.
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