The Renaissance was a fervent period of European cultural, artistic, political and economic "rebirth" follow the Middle Ages. The Renaissance promoted rediscovery of classical philosophy.
Bubonic Plague Began
The Bubonic Plague was a devastating global epidemic. Mainly carried by rats and fleas.
Why Renaissance started
1350 - 1600
Renaissance was a cultural movement that initially began in Florence, Italy, then spread throughout Europe.
The Spanish Inquisition Begins
Spanish Inquisition stemmed from the Christians fear that the growing population of Jewish would become more powerful than them. Catholic Monarchs saw the inquisition as a way to root out the source of one of their biggest problems.
1500 - 1600
Henry VIII marries Catherine
Martin Luther post his 95 Theses
He wrote the 95 These as an attempt to get the Roman Catholic Church to stop selling indulgences, or "get out of hell free" cards.
What is the Reformation
1517 - 1648
The Reformation was a movement within the Western Christianity in 16th-century Europe.