Renaissance and Reformation
For this section you will need to be familiar with the following:
Renaissance 1300 - 1600 CE
Begins in Italy and spreads throughout Europe.
Rebirth in art, science,thought and learning.
New interest in Classical civilizations - Greece & Rome.
Gutenberg invented the printing press.
Galileo studied space with the telescope.
Leonardo da Vinci painted the Mona Lisa & The Last Supper.
Michelangelo painted the Sistine Chapel and sculpted David & Moses.
William Shakespeare wrote 37 plays.
Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation in 1517. He believed people should follow the Bible not the Pope. This is the start of the Protestant Church.
The Catholic Church was selling indulgences (buy a ticket to Heaven).
Henry VIII (Tudor) started the English Reformation and the Church of England in order to divorce his first wife and marry Anne Boylen.
Elizabeth I (daughter of Henry & Anne) she won against the Spanish Armada and brought great power and wealth to England.